No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 16 graham cracker squares, crushed
- 1⁄4 cup ground pecans (optional) or 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey (adjust to taste)
- rind of one lemon, grated
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups blueberries
- Combine crushed graham crackers, nuts if using, and melted butter.
- Press evenly into a bottom of an 8-or 9-inch square pan (glass is recommended) to form a crust about 1/4 inch thick.
- Put crust in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Using a standing or hand mixer, or a whisk, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, honey, lemon rind and salt. Blend until smooth.
- Spread cheese mixture carefully and evenly over crust, using a spatula or butter knife to smooth top.
- Cover with fresh blueberries and chill for at least an hour or until set.
- Cut into square or bars and serve.
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It tasted pretty good the first day, though make sure to grate the lemon rind very fine - there were some bitter large pieces in mine that didn't soften in the mixture...however, it never really set how it was supposed to, I had put it in the freezer before serving, but then after I switched it to the refrigerator to set fully overnight it was really soft and runny the next day and the taste was not as good. I also added two tablespoons of turbinado sugar. Maybe I need to experiment with this one further...
Was about ready to give up on this recipe for lack of finding blueberries, then at Costco I found exactly what I wanted, & these bars went together quickly! Loved the combo of cheeses used in them, & the fresh blueberries were wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Cookbook Tag]
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