Creme Brûlée is one of my favorite all time desserts ever. I also love blueberry cheesecake, so it only felt right that we should make these delicious Blueberry Cheesecake Creme Brûlée Bars. We decided to make bars because the cheesecake part is a bit thinner which means there is more surface area for the signature creme brûlée, crackly sugar crust part. Now that I’ve had this, I don’t think it’s worth having cheesecake without the crack of the brûlée. Hope you guys like this one! :)
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Blueberry Cheesecake Creme Brûlée Bars
- brûlée torch
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 pint blueberries
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 egg yolks
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
- ⅔ cup turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line 8”x 8” baking dish with parchment (with about 2 inches of overhang on two of the sides) and lightly grease.
- For crust: Place ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix together until all the crumbs are saturated in butter. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and firmly press down on mixture to form an even crust. Top crust with a single, even layer of fresh blueberries. Set aside.
- For filling: Place cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon (you can also use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment). Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Add flour and milk and beat together until no lumps remain. Fold in vanilla extract and lemon zest until fully incorporated.
- Pour filling into prepared baking dish and smooth top.
- Bake cheesecake for 35 to 45 minutes or until cheesecake is just slightly wobbly in the center.
- Remove from oven and allow cheesecake to cool about 30 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.
- Before ready to serve, run a knife around the sides of the cheesecake without the parchment overhang to loosen, lift cheesecake from baking dish and cut 2 inch squares.
- Sprinkle each piece of cheesecake with a thin, even layer of sugar and brûlée the tops until each piece is browned and caramelized. Serve.
- *Makes 1 (8”x8”) pan
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It calls for a pint of blueberries for the filling but doesn’t say when to put them in… help anyone?
Hi! It’s in step #2. The blueberries are poured over the crust in a single layer…then the filling is eventually poured over the blueberries and crust.
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to make it! I have a recipe for a “brûlée” type dish and I just pop it in the broiler for a few minutes, no need for a torch…at least for that recipe 😉
I just put it in the oven. I hope it turns out. The instructions say to add sour cream that is not listed in the ingredients.
Yes, no sour cream needed and recipe has been updated! Hope you enjoy this!
Parham P Baker
Brûlée torches, at least the ones I’ve bought, are temperamental at best. I finally just bought a propane torch like plumbers use and, while you do need to be more careful, I find it does a better job anyway!
Okay, going to need a brûlée torch! These bars are absolutely beautiful and look so delish. Pinned!