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High Altitude Baking Recipe
BLUEBERRY CREME CHEESE BARS
I made these last week to take to a Thanksgiving Party. Everyone literally raved about them as they all disappeared from the tray I had placed them on. Yet one of the best things about this recipe is how it can be adjusted to please the picky eaters in your own home. IF someone doesn’t like blueberries, then use Raspberries, Strawberries or Blackberries. I know of one lady who used Huckleberries and her family loved them and asked for them over and over again. Additionally, they are easy to prepare and only take about 35 minutes to bake. Yet it is best to allow them to cool completely before serving.
2 1/2 cups flour
1⅓ cups sugar or sugar substitute
3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder (slightly decrease per adjustments page)
2 cups fresh blueberries or/and another berry i.e. Strawberries
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
2 teaspoons cinnamon
⅓ cup brown sugar or white sugar substitute
½ cup chopped walnuts, OPTIONAL
Grease a 9×13-inch pan.
2.Mix the flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs and baking powder together.
Spread the flour mixture (the crust) evenly into the prepared pan.
Spread the fresh blueberries on top of the crust.
Thoroughly mix the vanilla, cream cheese and sugars.
Gently spread the cream cheese mixture over the blueberries with a small rubber spatula and yours fingers.
7.Mix the cinnamon, sugar and walnuts, if using, together. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar evenly over the cream cheese and blueberries.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden but not brown or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Allow to cool completely prior to cutting into bars.