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Berry Cheesecake Bars

Berry Cheesecake Bars are an easy dessert perfect for summer entertaining or as an every day treat.

Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe for an easy dessert any day of the week. From MissintheKitchen.com

Berry Cheesecake Bars

I am cheesecake obsessed but I don’t make it as often as I want it because that would be every day.

Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe ~ MissintheKitchen.com

I found myself with a major cheesecake craving and only had one package of cream cheese to my name. So I decided these easy cheesecake bars would do the trick. No fancy cheesecake pan needed for these either.

They have a quick shortbread crust and a lemon cheesecake filling plus loads of fresh blackberries and blueberries that I coated in raspberry jam.

Berry Cheesecake Bars ~ Recipe from MissintheKitchen.comI don’t get too wound up about my cheesecakes cracking. I almost always top them with whipped cream or ganache. You know perfect isn’t my thing….

Patience isn’t really my thing either and I could’ve let these bars chill a little longer before I decided to have a piece. They were still dang good but even better the next day.

Berry Cheesecake Bars Dessert Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com

These Berry Cheesecake Bars are perfect for summer barbecues and potlucks. Fresh berries are my favorite and I really want to find a fresh berry patch this summer. We have tons of wild blackberries but I would love to pick fresh strawberries and blueberries to put in the freezer.

Berry Cheesecake Bars ~ Easy Dessert Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com

This week is the last week of school! Wahoo! I know it seems early but our school year usually starts around the second week of August. I am so ready for the summer break. Just four more days and then a break from the hectic school mornings.

We don’t have summer travel plans but I’m sure there will plenty of time at the lake.

I haven’t been posting much lately. I have been cooking up a storm, making videos and I’ve made a couple of trips to see my folks. I promise lots of new recipes to come!

Easy Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe ~ MissintheKitchen.com



Yield: 6 servings

Berry Cheesecake Bars

Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe for an easy dessert any day of the week. From MissintheKitchen.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Inactive Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


for the crust

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

for the cheesecake

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups berries (I used blueberries and blackberries)
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam

For garnish

  • sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping and fresh berries


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Add flour, sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and mix together with a fork or pastry blender until well combined.
  3. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan. Bake for 10- 12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add cream cheese and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time until incorporated. Add lemon juice and continue to beat 2 minutes. Add sour cream and beat until well combined.
  5. Pour into baked crust.
  6. Add berries and jam into a bowl and stir until berries are well coated. Spoon over cheesecake filling and swirl to spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cheesecake is set in center.
  8. Cool one hour and place in refrigerator 4 hours or until well chilled.
  9. Serve with whipped cream and berries.

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Berry Cheesecake Bars ~ Easy Dessert Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com

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