Blueberries & Cream Bars
- 1 3/4 cups ground graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese (I used Greek yogurt cream cheese), softened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter and brown sugar until well combined; press into prepared dish, Bake 10 minutes or until crisp and fragrant.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese until creamy. Beat in sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined.
Toss together the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a large bowl until well combined. Place blueberries evenly on top of graham cracker crust. Pour cream cheese mixture on top.
To make the streusel, in a medium bowl, knead together butter, flour and brown sugar, using fingertips (or a pastry blender) until mealy and well combined. Sprinkle streusel on top of cream cheese mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool 1 hour before refrigerating. Refrigerate until cold before slicing.
Makes 12 bars