Blueberry Cream Cheese Squares

Blueberries - Good for Your Health

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Healthy and Satisfying

 

This is a very simple dessert or snacking recipe that is not a cheesecake, but has the texture and flavour of one.  Ours does not last past one meal!

 

Ingredients

Base

1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs

2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. butter, melted

1 tbsp. liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup or corn syrup)

Topping

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

⅔ cup icing sugar

1 egg, large

Grated zest and juice of one lemon

1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

 

Base

Combine graham crumbs, sugar, butter and liquid sweetener in a bowl.  When mixed thoroughly, press into the bottom of a greased 8” x 8” pan.  Bake at 325⁰F until pale golden or approximately 10 minutes. 

Topping 

In a medium sized bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.  Continue beating while slowly adding the icing sugar, egg, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Beat until thickened and smooth.  Gently stir in the blueberries.  Spread over the baked graham crust.  Bake at 325⁰F until the topping is golden, approximately 30 – 35 minutes.  The topping should not appear wet.  Cool completely on a wire rack.  Once cooled, place in refrigerator for a minimum of one hour or until well chilled.  Cut into squares before serving.  Makes approximately 16 squares. 

Note:  When fresh blueberries are not available, substitute with frozen, whole blueberries. 

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Beth100 5 years ago from Canada Author

Roshall -- Oh yes, you must try this!! You won't regret it!! :)


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roshall 5 years ago from Ohio

Hi, this I must try.


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Beth100 5 years ago from Canada Author

Wrath Warbone -- These taste much better than they sound!! :) Enjoy!


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Wrath Warbone 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Sounds good. Thanks.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

William - These are the best with fresh blueberries, and if you can purchase fresh wild ones, it's even better!! I haven't heard of littlegiantblueberry and I have never had any luck with "as seen on tv" products. They never live up to what they say. If it were me, I would invest my time at a local blueberry farm and pick my own, or find a reputable local market to purchase them from. Thank you for your visit, and I hope that you enjoy these!


William 6 years ago

Oh, these would be the best with freshly grown blueberries. I usually get my fresh blueberries from our local farmers market that is held every Saturday on main street. I have been thinking of getting my blueberries from http://littlegiantblueberry.com but I just am scared to buy from an as seen on tv product. Have you heard if these are any good or if its a scam?


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Logic - Oh, fresh blueberries that have just been picked! How devine!! Send them to me, and I'll make the squares for you! :D


logic,commonsense 6 years ago

Beth, I just planted some blueberry plants. Can't wait to harvest the fruit so I can have someone make some of these!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Jamie -- I didn't know that you don't have graham crumbs in the UK!! You can try digestive crackers, which will provide the same texture but not the taste. Grahams are sweet with a mild nutty flavor. You can use any hard cookie and crush into fine granuales as a substitute. I hope this helps. :)


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Jamiehousehusband 6 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

Making me hungry for something sweet - I'll have to look up the Graham crumbs though, as we don't have them in UK!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

PDH -- Good morning my friend! There is sooo much talk about food last night and this morning that I'm completely ravenous too! Wanna get together for a bit of breakie?? :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Beth, you are making me hungry it is 8 plus here am, good morning, Maita


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

mtsi1098 -- Don't forget the forks!!! ;)


mtsi1098 7 years ago

This sounds fantastic...I will bring a plate :)


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

Dohn -- Make extras! I'll bring the drinks! lol :)


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I'm definitely bookmarking this one, Beth. Thank you for the recipe. I can't wait to try it :D


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

Jill of AllTrades -- Will you share with me too when you've made this? I haven't had the time this past week.... lol Thanks for dropping by! :)


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

Yummy! I think I'll try making this. Thanks for sharing!


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

Suziecat7 - Thank you for dropping in! It tastes better than it sounds! :)


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suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

This sounds great - thanks!


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

LeonJane - Yes, it's yum! Enjoy! :)


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LeonJane 7 years ago from Australia

Yum! Can't wait to make this one.

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