Black Forest Cheesecake Bars

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 + 40 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy


Hello my lovelies! I am going through a preserving phase at the moment. One of the first things I made was a cherry jam and I have been looking for ways to use it. There’s only so much toast a girl can eat. And I eat a lot of toast. I had a friend over for dinner on Monday so I put my thinking cap on and came up with these bars. They came perfectly. I think I have my new go-to cheesecake bar. Ready for umpteen flavour variations. Cheesecake for life. This also falls squarely into my goal to eat more things I made myself this year. I had half a batch of homemade graham crackers that found a home here alongside the jam. It’s absurdly satisfying. Like I’m cheating or something. You should make the graham crackers by the way. Alice Medrich is a queen. I am going to adapt them into a low sugar snacking cookie sometime soon. Focus, we’re talking about cheesecake today! To avoid a lumpy filling it’s important that all your ingredients are at room temperature, especially the cream cheese. If you need to warm ingredients in a hurry, place the sealed packages in warm water 10 to 15 minutes.

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Blueberry Pie Cheesecake

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 1 Hour | Total Time : 6 Hours | Difficulty : Easy

Blueberry Pie Cheesecake8

Everywhere I turn there are blueberries! On the internet that is – it’s mid-winter here in the southern hemisphere so the only place to find blueberries is in the freezer! But that shouldn’t stop you from being able to enjoy a decadent flavourful blueberry treat right? You can use fresh or frozen blueberries to top this creamy dreamy cheesecake so there really isn’t anything stopping you.

I had been meaning to make cheesecake bars for you for a long time and when the blueberry topping fell into place it was go time. Somehow though I ended up with a whole cheesecake. I suspect I subconsciously didn’t scale the cheesecake filling properly on purpose but it’s a bit late to worry about that now… This is also an excellent base cheesecake recipe that you can dress up however you like – and you will probably see it here again with different variations in the future. Life’s too short to scrimp on cheesecake.

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Chocolate, Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

 Prep Time : 40 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 5+ Hours | Difficulty : Moderate

Chocolate, Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Halloween is fundamentally a combination of kitsch and eating ALL THE THINGS. I’ve got you covered. I briefly thought this triple-threat cheesecake might be too much but I pushed those feelings down inside and put Reese’s Pieces and salted peanuts on top.

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