These easy Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake Bars come together super quickly. With a creamy, slightly tangy no bake cheesecake filling, loads of blueberries on top and a salty pretzel crust, you’ll love every bite of these sweet and salty, lusciously creamy dessert bars!
Veering from the commonly used graham cracker crust and instead using a salty pretzel crust, these Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake Bars are anything but ordinary. Add to that a bit of goat cheese for a wonderful and delightful change of pace in these delicious dessert bars.
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Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake Bars
When I set out to make this recipe, I knew I wanted something that came together quickly, embodied non traditional flavors, and required very little oven time.
Going for something a little different with this recipe, I used pretzels instead of the typical graham crackers in the crust.
The salt from the pretzels creates just enough contrast of salty with the sweet of the blueberry topping and slight tang of the goat cheese.
The creamy, no bake cheesecake filling is smooth as silk and super easy to put together. No water baths or cracked cheesecakes to worry about here.
How to Make Blueberry Goat Cheese Bars
This recipe requires very little baking time. It does require some time to chill in the fridge to firm up making these cheesecake bars the perfect make-ahead dessert recipe.
I like to use the flat bottom of a measuring cup to press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. This helps pack it in there and to get the crust into an even layer.
Bake 8-10 minutes and allow to cool while you make the filling and topping.
No Bake Goat Cheesecake Filling
While the pretzel crust is cooling, make the no-bake goat cheese cheesecake filling by mixing together softened cream cheese, goat cheese, heavy cream and sugar until thick. Pour onto of the slightly cooled crust and place in the fridge to chill.
This allows the filling to firm up so it stays together when you slice it. The flavors all meld together while in the fridge as well, making for a truly delightful bite.
Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce Topping
The blueberry topping is also easy to make. Cook over low heat a mixture of blueberries, water, lemon juice and sugar.
Fresh or frozen blueberries may be used to make the blueberry sauce topping.
If using frozen, there's no need to thaw before using, as they'll defrost while cooking in the first step.
Fresh lemon juice is always preferred for the best flavor, however, if you only have the bottle stuff, go ahead and use that.
Once prepared, this blueberry topping makes for the perfect complement to these cheesecake bars.
Additional Uses for Leftover Blueberry Topping
This recipe makes enough blueberry topping to pile high atop these cheesecake bars. If you do have a bit of the topping leftover, I would recommend storing it in the fridge in a sealed container for up to one week.
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16 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories273
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 12.8g 64%
- Cholesterol 63mg 21%
- Sodium 169mg 8%
- Potassium 56mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
- Sugars 13.7g
- Protein 5.2g 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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