Blueberry Cheesecake BarsSubmitted by: MAINEROCKS
IntroductionYummy bars, modified from a Kraft recipe Yummy bars, modified from a Kraft recipe
6 tbs. margarine (or butter), melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 pkg. (8oz. each) neufchatel, softened (1/3 less fat than using regular cream cheese)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 jar (10oz) blueberry jam or preserves
1 cup blueberries
Mix the melted margarine and graham crumbs in 13x9-inch baking pan. Press firmly onto bottom of pan. Refrigerate until ready to use. (this will help later when spreading the next layer.)
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium until creamy. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Set aside.
Stir jam in jar until softened. Spread evenly onto crust. Sprinkle bluberries onto jam layer. Top evenly with cream cheese mixture.
Bake 30-40 min. (took closer to 40 on my oven) or until slightly puffed. Cool completely in pan.
Cut into 24 bars. Store any leftovers in a tightly covered container in the fridge up to 3 days.
** Next time I will experiment with a lighter margarine and only 1 egg plus egg beaters for the second egg.
Number of Servings: 24
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAINEROCKS.