Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Berry Cheesecake Bars

 

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Yields:  9-12pcs

Baking temp: 325 degrees Fahrenheit
Baking time: 35-40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

For Raspberry Puree:

9 ounces fresh raspberries, rinsed

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon juiced lemon

For Graham Cracker Base:

11 graham cracker sheets

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

5 tablespoons butter, melted plus more for greasing

For Cream cheese Filling:

16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

raspberry puree

1 cup fresh blackberries, rinsed

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 9 baking pan with butter.  Lay parchment paper over the top of the pan, leaving a slight overhang, repeat with other side.

For Raspberry Puree:

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook down, stirring occasionally, until syrupy, about 10 minutes.  Let cool slightly and pour mixture through a sieve.  Set aside.
For Graham Cracker Base:

Crumble graham crackers in a bowl of a food processor, pulse until mealy.  Add the remaining ingredients, pulse until well combined.  Pour the graham cracker mixture into the lined baking dish.  Evenly and firmly pat down with the bottom of a glass.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, until just set.  Set aside.

For Cream cheese Filling:

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of food processor, process until well combined.  Consistency should be very smooth.  Pour into prepared graham cracker crust.  Place blackberries onto filling and poke down until partially exposed or completely covered (I covered mine.)

Bake in already preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, until set and middle jiggles just slightly.  Let cool for at least an hour then cool in fridge for 3 hours.  Using the parchment overhang, carefully remove cheesecake from pan and cut into bars or cut into cute shapes.

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