These bars taste like blueberry cheesecake.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch square baking dish.

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  • To make the crust: Cream shortening, sugar, one egg, milk and almond extract in a large bowl. Mix in flour and baking powder, stirring constantly. Spread crust evenly in baking pan. Top with blueberries.

  • To make the topping: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs, and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and almond extract. Spread over blueberries.

  • Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Cool in pan before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

233.7 calories; 3.6 g protein; 27.1 g carbohydrates; 55 mg cholesterol; 93 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
I used butter instead of shortning, and I increased the cream cheese to 1 cup. I also added a crumb toping of: 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 cup flour 3/4 cup oats 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup marg 2 tblsp whipping cream and just used my fingers to mix it till crumbly and sprinkled it over the top. Really good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2002
Not impressed with recipe. Too many other recipes out there that are great. Certainly did not taste like cheesecake. Edges crusty and rest cakelike...even used an airbake pan. Would not make again. Read More
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100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
I used butter instead of shortning, and I increased the cream cheese to 1 cup. I also added a crumb toping of: 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 cup flour 3/4 cup oats 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup marg 2 tblsp whipping cream and just used my fingers to mix it till crumbly and sprinkled it over the top. Really good! Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
I used butter instead of shortning, and I increased the cream cheese to 1 cup. I also added a crumb toping of: 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 cup flour 3/4 cup oats 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup marg 2 tblsp whipping cream and just used my fingers to mix it till crumbly and sprinkled it over the top. Really good! Read More
(84)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2006
this was very good. i doubled the recipe and put it in a 9x13 pan and baked it 70 minutes. turned out wonderful. thankx Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2008
I tweaked this recipe a bit...I used 8oz of 1/3 less fat cream cheese a pint of blueberries and vanilla instead of almond. More cheesecake like on top cake-like on the bottom like a pastry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2008
Excellent! I altered the recipe by using 3 eggs in the crust (instead of one) and using vanilla. For the topping I only used 1 egg and 8 oz. of cream cheese. when I placed the blueberries I sprinkled with cinammon and a little fresh grated nutmeg. This turned out beautifully and was so yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2006
These blueberry bars are great! I added a little bit more cream cheese (1/2 cup) as someone suggested and more blueberries. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2003
Wonder Flavor and really very easy to prepare -- it just takes a while to bake. Refridgeration really enhances the flavor Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2006
My family loved this recipe. The only thing I did different was to add a little sugar and cinnamon on top of the blueberries. There are not like bars more of a coffee cake but a great taste! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
Very tasty! I used less sugar butter instead of shortening vanilla instead of almond half wheat flour 2 cups blueberries and cooked for 5 minutes longer. They are more like cake or pastry than actual bars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2012
I really like the dense cake-like bottom layer. These are good as made with 8 oz cream cheese but next time I'll double the "cheesecake topping" as it's just not enough. " I used all vanilla extract butter instead of shortening and added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. I'll make these again!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2002
Not impressed with recipe. Too many other recipes out there that are great. Certainly did not taste like cheesecake. Edges crusty and rest cakelike...even used an airbake pan. Would not make again. Read More
(5)