Monday, March 7, 2011

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars Recipe



One word? Wonderful.... try them!

1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 of a cup (3 oz)  quick oats
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter chilled
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons (total of mixed)grated lemon zest and orange zest together
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 11” x 7”-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.


 Place oats in a food processor and pulse till fine. Add to the processor together with ground oats,  flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add  butter  (or you can use two forks or a pastry blender) add 2 tablespoons of water until mixture forms a crumbly dough. Press dough into the bottom of oil sprayed pan, bake 10  minutes.

In a small bowl, with electric mixer on high speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, zest and vanilla; beat until smooth.  Pour cream cheese mixture over particle baked crust,  sprinkle blueberries over the cream cheese mixture evenly. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes at 350 degrees, until set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into 12 equal bars.

43 comments:

Melynda said...

Yum these look so good, and just the right size pan, for us smaller families. Thanks Claudia.

Su said...

These bars must be delicious.

Su said...

These bars must be amazing :D

Kristen said...

Those look so rich and delicious. I am all over anything blueberry; especially this time of year when winter seems to be lasting forever.

Anncoo said...

Mmm...this looks so beautiful and yummy! Love it!

FOODESSA said...

Anyone who knows me would know how I'd be all over your berry cheese bars. Excellent mix all around ;o)

Have a great day,
Claudia

Claudia said...

I cannot resist this combination - the berries with the creamy cheese lulls me into happiness.

Sweet and Savory said...

How luscious can you get!!!!!

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Anything with cream cheese, I am always in.These bars look a great idea to curb the cheescake cravings.

Elisabeth said...

Claudia-These cream cheese bars are so incredible. Love the oats addition to the crust!
Love anything with blueberries, but this is the best!

ARLENE said...

OMG, those look so delicious. Bookmarking these to make as soon as I return from Florida. I have no baking equipment in my condo there.

The Mom Chef said...

Ah, those do look delicious and I just happen to have a couple pints of fresh blueberries in the fridge. I adore cream cheese desserts. Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

Torviewtoronto said...

what beautiful bars superb

Christina said...

Oh my, these look AMAZING!! Must make soon!

redkathy said...

I love bars Claudia and blueberries are my all time favorite berry! how about shipping a dozen to me?

Amanda said...

Those look really fabulous Claudia!

citronetvanille said...

hmmm look at those beautiful cream cheese squares - mouthwatering Claudia!

5 Star Foodie said...

These blueberry bars sound absolutely scrumptious!

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

This looks really rich and delicious!
have a nice day Claudia!
Barbara

Pam said...

Yum!!! The bars look great and I'm all for anything with blueberries. This is a "must try!"

Christina of Form V Artisan said...

Blueberries and cream cheese is one of the best combos ever. EVER!

Lauren | Have Fork Will Eat said...

I am maybe drooling a little bit over here.

Emily Malloy said...

Oh.
My.
God.


I'm not sure what else to say!

mywanderingspoon said...

What a nice recipe:)

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

Love blueberries and your bars look so delicious and awesome!

thecoffeebreak said...

Blueberry cream cheese bars look so irresistible... i just wanna bite in those bars... :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, my, these look incredible!!! Great recipe, Claudia~

Magic of Spice said...

Oh my! These are wonderful and would be a good breakfast for me, lol

Spicie Foodie said...

I have to try your recipe, my mouth is watering!

Reeni said...

No words are even needed Claudia! But I have two: insanely delicious!

tasteofbeirut said...

these look luscious and moist! love blueberries so I could easily eat the whole batch!

kita said...

Look at all those blueberries. Blueberry is one of the few fruits as a child I enjoyed in baked goods. Thank goodness that hasn't changed.

Smita said...

drooling already...pics are so inviting..yumm!!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

These look delicious, especially the crust!

Marina said...

Can this be more perfect?? It looks so good!!

alison said...

wow,this is to die for combination!it's great,claudia!

Trix said...

Ah! This is part of that cooking marathon I saw you post about on Facebook! Looking forward to seeing more!

Sarah said...

Yum-now I really can't wait till we get some blueberry's around here!

Skylar Wolfe said...

Drool! Now I have something to do with all the blueberries in my freezer

roz said...

Claudia, I could just jump in face first and devour this beautiful blueberry dessert.....but I can't make this now until after Lent, since I'm trying to cut out more for the next 40 days. This is going to be hard to do!

maribeth carson said...

Claudia defiantly a home run with this one I am always on the hunt for recipes that my kids can help with. The girls loved the fact that they were able to help from start to finish & it turned out great. Thanks for sharing my girls added it to their own cookbook they have. MBC

Kelsey said...

YUM! That is a great photo too. I'm bookmarking this baby.

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Claudia, Just wanted to thank you for being a part of March's YBR.