These Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars are a delicious and cool way to enjoy dessert this summer. Each bite combines blueberry pie filling with creamy citrus cheesecake!
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My husband has an old black Saab convertible that he loves driving around when the weather is warm and sunny. I don’t mind riding in it with him, but when the temperature gets over about 85 degrees it isn’t quite as comfortable. The black seats get hot very quickly, so getting in with shorts on is interesting.
And of course, the minute you stop moving, anyone sitting on those black seats starts to cook. These little things don’t stop my husband from enjoying his car. Although, this week the temperature is supposed to be over 100 degrees here. Something tells me he will be getting his other car fixed pretty quickly.
I think I can count on one hand the times I have driven his convertible. It is a stick shift, and although I do know how to work that, I choose to drive our other car.
Another reason I don’t drive it is because the car is old…and falling apart…and getting into first gear is hard. The other day I had to drive my daughter to summer school in that car. When you only drive a stick shift once a year, it takes a minute (or two) of remembering how it’s done. I think my daughter was ready to call dad and see why I couldn’t get it started. Like I said, it just takes a minute to remember the differences. I finally got it, and we made it there and back.
I think I should probably stick to driving the automatic car though and doing all the dessert baking. I do much better remembering how to make desserts like vanilla cherry pie cupcakes or strawberry lemon snack cake.
This year I have been partnering with Lucky Leaf® as a brand ambassador. I have enjoyed creating new and exciting recipes using their product each month.
And of course, eating spoonfuls of the awesome pie filling each time I open a can is a pretty fun perk!
Lately I have been feeling the urge to add key lime to everything. Blueberry key lime donuts, anyone? I think key lime is such a perfect summer flavor. It makes me think Florida sunshine every time I taste it.
I decided to make a pan of cheesecake bars using the key lime flavor and to swirl the blueberry pie filling on top for a dinner that we went too. Don’t you just love those fun fruit swirls???
A few things to remember when making these blueberry key lime cheesecake bars are:
- Make sure your cream cheese is soft and creamy before you start adding anything else.
- Do not over mix your batter once you add your eggs.
- Use a butter knife to swirl the pie filling into the cheesecake batter, but do not over swirl. To much swirling will make it start to become messy looking.
- Use a pan of water in the bottom of your oven to steam the cheesecake. This creates a creamy cheesecake texture.
- Remove the cheesecake immediately from the oven once the timer goes off. There is no need to cool it in the oven slowly.
- Chill it for at least 4-6 hours, so that the bars have time to set up properly.
- Serve each slice with a huge spoonful of Cool Whip and extra pie filling.
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