Servings: 9


Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Blackberry Cheesecake Bars With Shortbread Crust - buttery crust, topped with luscious cheesecake layer and sweet blackberry sauce swirled into it. Quick to make, tastes delicious and has great flavor. One slice from these is not enough!
blackberry cheesecake bars
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For the blackberry sauce:

  • 6 oz fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla extract

For the Shortbread Crust:

  • 3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) softened butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the cheesecake layer:

  • 16 oz softened creme cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature


For the blackberry sauce:

  1. In a sauce pan combine blackberries, sugar and water and cook for 10 minutes. Using a fork mash blackberries. Strain sauce, using a fine mesh strainer. Set a side.

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter for 2 minutes. Add sugar and mix until combined. Add in flour and salt and mix until medium crumbs are formed.
  2. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Transfer crust mixture and with a spatula or your fingers, press onto the bottom of baking dish. Make sure the layer is even.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, until edges are golden.

For the cheesecake layer:

  1. In a bowl whisk cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture over the baked shortbread crust. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  2. To make the swirl - drizzle some sauce on top of cheesecake layer and using a toothpick swirl it into the batter.
  3. Bake cheesecake for 35-40 minutes, until cheesecake is slightly puffed. Cool completely.
  4. Cut into nine 3x3 in squares. Store in the fridge in air tight container for up to 5 days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 565, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 132mg, Sodium: 444mg, Potassium: 164mg, Carbohydrates: 59g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 36g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 1245%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 79%, Iron: 1.9%