The Best Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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These delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars feature a creamy cheesecake bar swirled with a sweet, homemade blueberry lemon sauce and a buttery graham cracker crust you won’t be able to resist! 

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

The Best Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

If you’re a blueberry lover like me, then these blueberry cheesecake bars are going to quickly become one of your favorite blueberry desserts.

These delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars feature a creamy cheesecake filling with marble swirls of sweet homemade blueberry and lemon sauce and a buttery graham cracker crust that’s absolutely divine!

And even though these blueberry cream cheese bars might look complicated – they are 110% beginner-friendly and super EASY to make.

If you want to learn step-by-step how to make my best blueberry swirl cheesecake bars with graham cracker crust, then check out my step-by-step video tutorial here and keep reading below!

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These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Not only do I hold a special place in my heart for anything cheesecake, but I love pretty much any type of swirl dessert out there.

Case and point – my Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are probably one of my favorite desserts of all time.

I’m also a total blueberry fanatic, which is probably why these blueberry cheesecake bars have quickly became a family favorite.

My official dessert taste tester of the blog (aka my husband) gave these blueberry swirl cheesecake bars the complete stamp of approval and the homemade blueberry sauce with lemon was his favorite part.

Reasons you’ll love blueberry cheesecake bars:

  1. They’re absolutely delicious
  2. They’re incredibly EASY
  3. You can make with fresh or frozen blueberries
  4. The marbled swirls are SO pretty, ya’ll!

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

How to Make Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

These blueberry swirl cheesecake bars are very easy to make, but for simplicity sake I’ve broken up the recipe into three easy sections.

Ingredients Needed

Tools Needed For Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars:

Important Tips: 

For this recipe, you’ll need to follow the specific order of steps I’ve outlined below. This is because:

  1. Your blueberry sauce will need to cool before you can add it to your cheesecake filling
  2. You will need to pre-bake your graham cracker crust and let it cool slightly while preparing your cheesecake filling.

Make Ahead: If you plan to make these for a potluck or event, I highly recommend making them the day before so you can allow them to chill overnight before cutting.

This ensures you get clean, pretty slices, and honestly cheesecake is simply better the next day!

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

Homemade Blueberry Sauce Instructions (Prepare first)

1. Place blueberries, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar into a sauce pan and stir until evenly combined.

Let the mixture come to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring continuously.

2. Once sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently until the blueberries have broken down and the mixture has thickened and is no longer runny.

3. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool completely.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

Graham Cracker Crust Instructions (Prepare second)

1. Adjust oven rack to the 2nd level mark and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8″ x 8″ cake pan with a non-stick spray and place a sheet of parchment paper with the sides hanging over. Lightly spray the sides and bottom of the parchment paper with the baking spray and set aside.

3. Prepare graham cracker crust by pulsing graham cracker sheets in a food processor, or place graham crackers in a resealable bag and mash with a meat tenderizer until they are fine crumbs.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

Transfer to a mixing bowl, add in melted butter, and mix until evenly combined and the consistency is similar to wet sand.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

4. Pour the graham cracker mixture into prepared 8″x8″ pan and press down evenly using the bottom of a measuring cup or glass.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until it is a light golden brown, and let cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

Cheesecake Filling Instructions (prepare third)

1. First use an electric hand-mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat the softened cream cheese for 2-4 minutes on medium-high speed until it’s smooth, light, and creamy in texture.

Make sure you scrape down the sides every so often to ensure everything is well incorporated.

2. Next, add in the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and all-purpose flour, and beat together until smooth and combined.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

3. Pour the cream cheese filling over the slightly cooled graham cracker crust, and use a spatula to level the mixture in the pan.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

4. Next, use a small cookie scoop or spoon and add dollops of the cooled, blueberry sauce over top of the cream cheese filling.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

5. Using a knife or toothpick begin to create swirls by drawing vertical and horizontal lines.

I normally do two passes both vertically and horizontally, which creates a beautiful marbled look.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

6. Place cheesecake bars in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. The cheesecake bars will be done when you gently shake the pan back and forth and only the center of the bar slightly jiggles.

Alternatively you can use an instant read thermometer and insert in the filling 1″ from the edge. It should read between 180-190 degrees F.

Remove from the oven and allow the cheesecake bars to cool completely on a cooling rack before refrigerating for 2 hours to overnight.*

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

7. After the cheesecake bars have fully chilled, remove from fridge, and lift out the parchment paper to transfer to a cutting board.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

Use a sharp knife and cut into bars. For clean slices, wipe the knife clean with a damp cloth between slices.

These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert! These easy and delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are the best blueberry cheesecake bars you'll ever eat! Creamy vanilla and lemon cheesecake filling is swirled with a homemade blueberry sauce and baked on a buttery graham cracker crust. Give these easy blueberry cream cheese bars a try for dessert!

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars Recipe + Video

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The Best Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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These delicious Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars feature a creamy cheesecake bar swirled with a sweet, homemade blueberry lemon sauce and a buttery graham cracker crust you won’t be able to resist! 

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9-16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Blueberry Swirl Sauce

Graham Cracker Crust

Cheesecake Filling

Instructions

Homemade Blueberry Sauce Instructions

  1. Place blueberries, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar into a sauce pan and stir until evenly combined. Let the mixture come to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring continuously.
  2. Once sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently until the blueberries have broken down and the mixture has thickened and is no longer runny.
  3. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool completely.

Graham Cracker Crust Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to the 2nd level mark and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8″ x 8″ cake pan with a non-stick spray and place a sheet of parchment paper with the sides hanging over. Lightly spray the sides and bottom of the parchment paper with the baking spray and set aside.
  3. Prepare graham cracker crust by pulsing graham cracker sheets in a food processor, or place graham crackers in a resealable bag and mash with a meat tenderizer until they are fine crumbs. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add in melted butter, and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Pour the graham cracker mixture into prepared 8″x8″ pan and press down evenly using the bottom of a measuring cup or glass.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until it is a light golden brown, and let cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

Cheesecake Filling Instructions

  1. Using an electric hand-mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the softened cream cheese for 2-4 minutes on medium-high speed until it’s smooth, light, and creamy in texture. Make sure you scrape down the sides every so often to ensure everything is well incorporated.
  2. Next, add in the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and all-purpose flour, and beat together until smooth and combined.
  3. Pour the cream cheese filling over the slightly cooled graham cracker crust, and use a spatula to level the mixture in the pan.
  4. Next, use a small cookie scoop or spoon and add dollops of the cooled, blueberry sauce over top of the cream cheese filling.
  5. Using a knife or toothpick begin to create swirls by drawing vertical and horizontal lines. I normally do two passes both vertically and horizontally, which creates a beautiful marbled look.
  6. Place cheesecake bars in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. The cheesecake bars will be done when you gently shake the pan back and forth and only the center of the bar slightly jiggles. Alternatively you can use an instant read thermometer and insert in the filling 1″ from the edge. It should read between 180-190 degrees F.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the cheesecake bars to cool completely on a cooling rack before refrigerating for 2 hours to overnight.*
  8. After the cheesecake bars have fully chilled, remove from fridge, and lift out the parchment paper to transfer to a cutting board.
  9. Use a sharp knife and cut into bars. For clean slices, wipe the knife clean with a damp cloth between slices.
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Notes

  • *Unless you’re in a hurry, I recommend letting your blueberry swirl cheesecake bars chill overnight before cutting. This will ensure clean cut bars and further enhances all the delicious flavors.
  • These Blueberry Cheesecake Bars can be frozen up to 3 months in a freezer safe container or bag. To unfreeze simply set the bars in the refrigerator to thaw out overnight prior to serving.

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23 Comments

  1. These were absolutely delicious. Very easy to make. We were stuck home during a winter storm. I had blueberries a d went looking for something to make. These were a hit with everyone!

  2. These came out so delicious! I am lazy and used premade crust from pie pan. I took out and poured a little bit of melted butter on it. I also didn’t cook berries for as long and just poured on top. And didn’t use the extra egg white. This is my new favorite!






  3. This looks delicious and I would love to make this, but I need it gluten free. If I use a store bought GF graham pie crust instead of making the crust in the recipe, would I have to change anything else (amounts, cook time, etc) ? Thanks!

    1. Thanks Rebecca! If you buy a pre-made crust, you would just skip the graham cracker prep step and follow the cheesecake bar step as normal. Hope you enjoy it!

        1. Yes. You might need to increase the baking time slightly since the doubled bars will be thicker in that size pan. I’d check them at the recommended time first, then add 5 minutes or more if needed. Enjoy!

  4. These were perfect the first time I tried this recipe but would I need to do anything different if I were to use frozen blueberries or doubled the recipe?






    1. Thanks Sara, so glad you enjoyed them! Although I haven’t personally tried it, you should be able to use frozen blueberries the same as fresh ones in the sauce. If you double the recipe, you would want to still put it in a pan of the same thickness, otherwise you would need to lessen the baking time if you’re making a thinner cheesecake bar. Hope that helps!

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    1. You have lemon juice in the ingredients for the cheesecake filling but don’t include it in the instructions when making the cheesecake filling. Is it supposed to be in the filling?

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