Easy Family Recipes: Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake BarsLooking for a sure-fire hit for your next potluck? These blueberry key lime cheesecake bars will be the dessert everyone flocks to! If key limes are hard to find, purchase key lime juice in the baking section, then use regular Persian limes for the zest and garnish. The best part of this recipe? You can absolutely prepare these the day ahead of serving, giving them ample time to chill and firm.

 

Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 30 vanilla cream-filled cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon key lime zest
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • green gel food coloring (optional)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie Filling, divided
  • 1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping, thawed
  • lime slices (optional)

Place baking sheet on bottom rack of oven. Fill halfway with water. Heat oven to 325 F. Line 9-by-13-inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

Using food processor, pulse cookies until crumbly. Stir together crumbs and butter. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar and sour cream, and beat again until smooth. Add key lime juice, zest and flour, and beat until mixed thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat gently after each. Add green food coloring to cheesecake mixture, if desired.

Spread cheesecake batter evenly over crust in pan. Add 1 cup of blueberry pie filling over top of cheesecake. Use butter knife to gently swirl pie filling into cheesecake. Do not let knife go through to crust.

Place pan on oven rack above tray of water. Bake 45-48 minutes. Remove immediately and place on wire rack for 1 hour then place in refrigerator until completely chilled.

Cut into 24 squares and serve with whipped topping, remaining pie filling and key lime wedges.

 

Recipe courtesy of Inside BruCrew Life blog

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