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Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

"We lived in front of a blueberry field when our kids were smaller and we made this recipe every summer when the blueberries ripened. It is so easy and so yummy!" - Linda Lowery, Commerce


6 Tbsp. butter

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about two sleeves of graham crackers)

2 8 Oz. package cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 Tsp. vanilla

1 jar blueberry jam or preserves

2 cups fresh blueberries


Preheat oven 350 degrees. Melt butter and mix with graham cracker crumbs. In a (spray-coated) 13 x 9 baking pan, press the mixture evenly to form a crust into the bottom of the pan. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, add sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until blended well. Set aside. Stir the jar of jam (or preserves) in the jar until spreadable. Spread the jam evenly over the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle the fresh blueberries on top of the jam then pour the cream cheese mixture as the top layer. Bake 40 minutes or until slightly puffed. Cool completely. Refrigerate to firm up. Cut into squares. Refrigerate leftovers. 

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