Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars: A Delightful Fusion of Flavors

Indulge in the perfect balance of zesty and sweet with our exquisite Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. If you’re on the lookout for a dessert that encapsulates the essence of summer and combines the tanginess of lemon with the burst of blueberries, this recipe is tailored just for you. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a beginner, these bars are sure to bring a smile to your face.


For the Connoisseurs of Culinary Creations

Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are an absolute delight for those who appreciate the art of baking. The recipe skillfully blends the creamy richness of reduced-fat cream cheese with the vibrant flavors of lemon and the delightful burst of blueberries. The contrast of the crisp graham cracker crust with the velvety cheesecake filling is a symphony of textures that will tantalize your taste buds.


A Sweet Treat for Every Occasion

This recipe is versatile enough to suit various occasions, whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, a family gathering, or simply treating yourself to a scrumptious dessert. With its visually appealing layers and vibrant colors, the Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are a charming addition to any dessert table.


Recipe at a Glance

Active Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 5 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 9
Nutrition Profile: Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian



  • 8 graham cracker sheets
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
  • 1 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream or plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat an 8-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Process the graham crackers in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Drizzle with melted butter and pulse until the crumbs are coated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press it firmly and evenly into the bottom. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Allow it to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  • While the crust cools, prepare the cheesecake filling. In a clean food processor bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, sour cream (or yogurt), egg, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Process until the mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer the filling to a medium bowl and gently stir in the blueberries.
  • Pour the filling evenly over the baked crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the center appears set. Once baked, let it cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours until it’s cold.


Pro Tips for Perfection

  • To achieve a smooth and lump-free cheesecake filling, ensure that the cream cheese is at room temperature before blending it with the other ingredients.
  • For an extra burst of lemon flavor, you can add a touch more lemon zest to the filling.
  • Experiment with different berries or a combination of berries for a personalized twist on this classic recipe.


Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

  • Food processor
  • 8-inch-square baking pan
  • Wire rack


Storing Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Leftovers

Store your Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be enjoyed chilled for up to 3-4 days.


Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bar Perfect Pairings

To complement the tangy and sweet flavors of these bars, consider serving them with a refreshing glass of iced tea or a warm cup of herbal tea. If you’re feeling indulgent, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side can take your dessert experience to the next level.


Share the Joy of Baking

We hope you relish creating and savoring these Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars as much as we do! Their exquisite blend of flavors and textures is bound to make them a favorite in your dessert repertoire. If you loved this recipe, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Subscribe to our blog for more delightful recipes that will inspire your culinary adventures. Happy baking!


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