Creamy Blueberry Bars

Creamy Blueberry Bar

Miz Helen's Kitchen

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 cup quick cooking oats

1 2/3 cups sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

2/3 cup salted butter, melted

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups fresh blueberries

Garnish with Confectioner's Sugar and Fresh Berries

Directions

Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray with flour, set aside

In a large bowl, toss together 1 1/4 cups flour, oats and 2/3 cup sugar, baking and butter. 

Lightly press flour mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish

Bake at 375 degrees until crust begins to brown around edges, about 15 minutes

Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 30 minutes

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

Add remaining 1 cup sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons flour; beat until blended

Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended.

Add lemon juice and vanilla

Spread blueberries over cooled crust

Pour cream cheese mixture over blueberries

Bake at 325 degrees 40 minutes, until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge of baking dish comes out clean and the center feels firm

Let cool for 2 hours on a wire rack

Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, approximately 3 hours

Cut into squares

Garnish with Confectioners Sugar and fresh berries