Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

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Blackberry Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon, no white bitter pith
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 tablespoons blackberry fruit spread or jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine crushed graham crackers with sugar. Melt butter and mix in. Press well and evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Place in oven for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325°F.
  4. Mix cream cheese and sugar with a handheld spatula until combined. Add lemon zest and vanilla.
  5. Add one egg and when completely combined add next. Mix until well combined.
  6. Spread evenly onto crust.
  7. To create design as shown in photo, fit blackberry fruit spread into a piping bag fitted with a 1/8-inch plain piping tip or fit in a food storage bag and cut a small corner off.
  8. Pipe lines onto cheese mixture about 3/4 to 1-inch apart.
  9. From left to right, drag back of a knife through fruit spread. Now drag from right to left through fruit spread and repeat until entire surface is done.
  10. Place in oven for about 30 minutes or until center no longer trembles when pan is shaken.
  11. Once cooled place in fridge or freezer. Cut in desired size.  
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