Today I'm excited to share a recipe for easy blueberry cheesecake bars made lighter and healthier. These homemade cheesecake bars embellished with a blueberry jam and fresh blueberries are a family favorite.
If you want an easy dessert with all the flavors of cheesecake you're going to love this recipe.
Cooking Notes, Substitutions and Variations
I love cheesecake but sometimes a whole cheesecake is more than our family wants or needs. That's where homemade cheesecake bars come in. You get all the great flavor of cheesecake but in a more manageable amount. Cheesecake bars are easier too since they don't need to be baked in a water bath.
I lightened the recipe by using a thinner layer of graham cracker crumbs and using a combination of fat free and reduced fat cream cheese.
Next time I want to try them with strawberry fruit spread and a cup of chopped fresh strawberries or raspberries and raspberry fruit spread.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Lightened Up Cheesecake Bars?
According to my calculations, each enlightened cheesecake bar has about 108 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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If you like these easy cheesecake dessert bars, be sure to check out my other WW friendly cheesecake recipes including Skinny Lemon Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Yogurt Bark, Ninja Cheesecake, No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits and No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
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Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Made Lighter
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 whole graham crackers)
- 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 jar (10 ounces) blueberry fruit spread
- 1 cup blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mix butter and graham cracker crumbs in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan creating a thin even layer. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.
- In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheeses with an electric mixer on medium high until creamy. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice and beat until creamy and well blended.
- Stir the fruit spread around in the jar until it is spreadable and then spread it evenly over the crust. Sprinkle blueberries over the jam. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the blueberries.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until set and slightly puffed.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before covering with plastic wrap and placing in the refrigerator to chill completely.
- Cut into 32 bars before serving.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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- Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert
- Skinny No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake
- WW Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Yogurt Bark
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Mmmm, those look like the perfect ratio of cheesecake and fruit. Yummy!
Thanks, Jacque. I liked the ratio of cheesecake and fruit which was much more balanced than with a huge thick cheesecake.
My mouth is watering over these. I wish that I had blueberry jam here at home because I would be making these right now. I've added them to my "to make" list!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
How long can you can you keep the blueberry cheesecake bars in the fridge
If anyone knows please e-mail me
You should be able to keep these for several days in the refrigerator. They will get a bit denser. I've never had them last more than about 3 days, though 🙂
How many grams of sugar in this recipe. WW is now doing SmartPoints, and we need to calculate the sugars. Thank you.
Hi Irene, I haven't had a chance to update this recipe. Sorry about that. You can always run it through your WW recipe builder to determn the SmartPoints. Though I've found that as a rough guesstimate, most sweet treats have doubled in points. Hope this helps. - Martha
These look yummy! What kind of fruit spread do you use? I make a homemade sugar free berry compote. I'm wondering if that might work.
Hi Julie, I like the St. Dalfour fruit spreads. Your sugar free berry compote sounds delicious and think it should work well.
Am I correct that this made in a 9x13 pan yields 32 servings ? That seems like hardly a bite. Please correct me if I'm wrong. thanks!
Yes, Sue you are correct! It's a little serving for 4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints 🙂 - Martha
Laura (Kathy) Moore
I have made this recipe and it is good, but I am going to try it again with making the graham crust a little thicker and instead of putting in fridge, I'm going to bake in over for 5-10 min and then cool while finishing making the cream cheese filling. I also use blueberry pie filling instead of the blueberry spread. When I tried using the blueberry spread it caused your graham cracker crust to mix in with the spread. Use also need to oil the bottom of your baking dish before you put your graham cracker mix in dish, it remains in place much better.
I cannot find fat free cream cheese. Is it still available anywhere?
Hi Jo Ann, I just did a google search and found this: Kraft Heinz Representative · Thank you for taking the time to contact us, Marya. We're sorry to say our Philadelphia Fat-Free Cream Cheese has been discontinued. There weren't enough consumers buying it to support our making of it. While at this time there are no plans to bring it back, we'll be sure to let our Marketing team know you're interested. Thanks again for being a fan and have a great day!