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Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are sweet, slightly tangy, and perfectly creamy. Gluten Free Cheesecake is easy to make with a simple gluten free graham cracker crust.

3 Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars stacked on a 1/8 sheet pan lined with white parchment paper

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Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are an easy (and more portable!) way to enjoy cheesecake. They’re perfect for taking to a picnic, party, or gathering.

These cheesecake bars start with a classic graham cracker crust and are topped with cheesecake filling. Blueberry jam is swirled in for flavor and they’re baked to creamy perfection without the need for a water bath.

It’s really as simple as make, bake, chill, slice, and serve!

3 Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars on a parchment paper lined 1/8 sheet pan

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What You Need To Know About This Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These cheesecake bars are super simple to make! They’re also versatile too, when it comes to flavor.

If you’re not feeling blueberry, try making these with strawberry, cherry, peach, blackberry, or raspberry preserves!

overhead shot of 3 Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars on a parchment paper lined 1/8 sheet pan

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Blueberry Cheesecake Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs – from homemade gluten free graham crackers or storebought
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Cream Cheese – full-fat/regular block cream cheese
  • Sour Cream – full fat or light
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Large Eggs
  • Blueberry Jam – use a high-quality jam, such as Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry Preserves.
  • Fresh Blueberries

overhead shot of ingredients for blueberry cheesecake bars


Equipment Needed to Make Cheesecake Bars

graham cracker crust in an 8x8 square metal pan lined with parchment paper


How to Make Cheesecake Bars with Blueberry Swirl

Step 1. Make the Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust. Bake and cool slightly while preparing the cheesecake filling.

Step 2. To make the filling, add the cream cheese and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream them together on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Step 3. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing fully between each one. Once all of the eggs have been incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl and fold the batter a few times to make sure everything is evenly incorporated.

Step 4. Pour the mixture over the crust. Then, add the blueberry jam in spoonfuls and swirl it into the cheesecake layer. Sprinkle over the fresh blueberries.

Step 5. Bake the cheesecake for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are light brown and the center is fully set.

Step 6. Allow the cheesecake to cool at room temperature for one hour and then transfer it to the fridge to chill for at least two hours before slicing.

overhead process shots of cheesecake bars one with and one without a blueberry swirl


Tips for Making Blueberry Cheesecake

  • For best results, use block cream cheese. Whipped cream cheese and cream cheese in a tub will be to soft and the cheesecake bars may not set up properly.
  • Be sure to bring the cream cheese, eggs, and sour cream to room temperature. Room temperature ingredients will blend better and will ensure a cheesecake that isn’t lumpy.
  • Blueberry pie filling can be used but blueberry jam has a more concentrated blueberry flavor.
  • Make the cheesecake bars the day before serving to ensure they’re chilled through before serving.

overhead shot of a hand picking up 1 of 3 blueberry cheesecake bars on a parchment paper lined 1/8 sheet pan


Other Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipes To Try

AD: This quick and easy Chocolix No Bake Cheesecake recipe features a smooth and creamy no bake cheesecake base on top of a classic graham cracker crust. The cheesecake filling is mixed with chopped Schar Chocolix and refrigerated until set. Before serving, top it with a drizzle of caramel and even more chopped Chocolix. This dessert is perfect any time of the year and is a simple and safe option to serve for anyone who has Celiac Disease or is gluten intolerant. #glutenfree #cheesecake #nobake


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3 Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars stacked on a 1/8 sheet pan lined with white parchment paper

Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 9-12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are sweet, slightly tangy, and perfectly creamy. Gluten Free Cheesecake is easy to make with a simple gluten free graham cracker crust.

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup blueberry jam
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

For the Crust

    1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray it with nonstick baking spray.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the graham crackers, granulated sugar, and melted butter.
    3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and pack it tightly into the bottom of the pan.
    4. Bake the crust for 5 minutes and then set it aside to cool.

For the Filling

    1. Add the cream cheese and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
    2. Cream them together on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    3. Next, add the sour cream and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
    4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing fully between each one.
    5. Once all of the eggs have been incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl and fold the batter a few times to make sure everything is evenly incorporated.
    6. Pour the mixture over the crust. Then, add the blueberry jam in spoonfuls and swirl it into the cheesecake layer.
    7. Sprinkle over the fresh blueberries.
    8. Bake the cheesecake for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are light brown and the center is fully set.
    9. Allow the cheesecake to cool at room temperature for one hour and then transfer it to the fridge to chill for at least two hours before slicing.

Notes

  1. Read the post for tips on making perfect cheesecake bars.
  2. Store any leftover cheesecake bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
  3. Raspberry, cherry, peach, or strawberry preserves can be subbed for the blueberry jam.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 427

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calorites based on 12 servings.

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