With Valentines Day coming up pretty quickly, making desserts and buying candy for your friends and loved ones is a big and fun tradition that shows your care for the people you give sweets to! Often times, receiving sweets that have been homemade makes the person who receives them feel nostalgic and joyful. I have a delicious recipe that you can easily follow to make a tasty treat for that special someone!
Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Cooking spray
- 2 (8-oz) bars cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 c. sugar
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 2 (8-oz) tubes crescent dough
- 2 c. blueberries
- 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375° and spray a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and salt. Using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Press 1 sheet of crescent dough into prepared baking dish, making sure to stretch to reach all edges of baking dish. If dough is perforated, pinch all perforations closed.
Spread cheesecake mixture in an even layer and top evenly with blueberries, then top with another layer of crescent dough.
Bake until crescent dough is golden and cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.
Let cool and slice into 12 squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Here’s a tip: You can substitute the fruits for whatever fruit you want. For instance, you can replace the lemon zest with orange zest, and you can replace the blueberries for cranberries.
At the end of this process, you should have delicious sweets to hand out to those you care for on Valentines Day! You can also make it for parties, game nights, or if you just have a sweet tooth. No matter what, you will definitely have plenty of fun making this!