Tuesday, May 27, 2014

lemon blueberry cheesecake + memorial day photos

lemon blueberry cheesecake bars
A few nights ago, my friend Christina “Bootsie” recommended this recipe to me. She said they were a big hit with her friends, and she thought I would love them. Well, Bootsie—I definitely do! I don’t own a food processor, so I borrowed one and whipped them up yesterday morning. They are exceptional! The texture turns out so smooth and creamy, and the lemon taste is delicious!

Ingredients:
For crust:
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
9 graham crackers (1 sleeve)
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

For filling:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1  1/2 cups fresh blueberries
powdered sugar for dusting


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan and line it with parchment paper.

In a food processor, mix up the sugar, cinnamon, and graham crackers. Add the melted butter, and pulse it a few times until it’s well-incorporated.

Spoon the mixture into the pan, and press it down firmly. Bake it for 12 minutes until it is golden. Let it cool completely.
 

While it’s cooling, put the cream cheese, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla into the food processor. I blended mine for at least a minute until it became a really smooth consistency with no visible chunks of cream cheese.



Pour it onto the cooled graham cracker base and smooth it out evenly.



Cover with blueberries. Bake for 35 minutes or until the center has set. Let it cool completely, and then refrigerate it for three hours before serving.



I sliced mine into 9 square servings. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!!

We had a very nice Memorial Day weekend that sped by way too fast!


Uncle Josh taught Nolan how to roll down a hill :)


Nolan spent quite a bit of time playing outdoors in beautiful weather at our house and both grandparents’ houses.


I caught “The Lip” on camera last night! He mostly does it when someone else is holding him and he realizes that he misses his Mommy. :)

Or maybe it was because he wanted some lemon blueberry cheesecake… :)
 
But he’s a happy little guy!

Hope you had a relaxing weekend!

Linking up with Andrea for this month’s Recipe Club :)

13 comments:

  1. Those look so good! And those pics of your boys are the sweetest!

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  2. YUM! will be making this! and love the pictures of the boys :)

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  3. Those bars look SO good! YUM!

    The weather was perfect for rolling down hills, and just enjoying the outdoors :)
    Love that lip! So cute!

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  4. Those bars look delicious! Your boys are adorable, as always. That lip, too cute! :)

    Amy
    littlebitsofourlife.blogspot.com

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  5. I cannot wait to make these bars!! And funny, I have an aunt with the nickname of Bootsie :)

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  6. I love the lip. :) Missing you like crazy !!

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  7. OHH I wish I could taste these!! They look so yummy!!! Love the recipe!!

    Great looking kids!! Those cheeks are so sweet!!

    I am having a fashion party link up. I would love if you'd come join!!

    Happy Tuesday Pretty Girl!!

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  8. Those bars look AWESOME! Mason loves blueberries and Luke loves lemon - PERFECT!!! Also "the lip"?!?!?! I LOVE IT!!!! So sweet that he's a mama's boy :)

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  9. I am not a huge fan of lemon or blueberry. I like them both okay but something about putting them together is unbelievably delicious!! I can't wait to try these!!

    www.allthingsjamie.com

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  10. oh my word, those cheesecake bars look absolutely delish!! and how adorable are your boys?? so stinkin' cute :)

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  11. Those bars look amazing and will be made at my house ASAP! The lip picture is precious too.
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  12. I am going to have to try these! They just sound like summer to me. The lip picture made me smile. I know it melts your heart that he is such a mama's boy right now.

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  13. OMG that lip picture is adorable and sad all in one. Love it!

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