BLACKBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS

Ellen Bales Recipe

By Ellen Bales Starwriter

Doesn't this look scrumptious? And it doesn't take long to make. I'm pinching this and making it ASAP!
Recipe & photo: tasteofhome.com


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 tube(s)
(16.5 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 1/2 c
ricotta cheese
1 pkg
(8 oz.) mascarpone cheese
1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs, lightly beaten
3 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
grated lemon peel
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
orange juice
1 Tbsp
amaretto, optional
1 c
seedless blackberry spreadable fruit
2 2/3 c
fresh blackberries


Directions Step-By-Step

1
Let the cookie dough stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften. Press onto the bottom and 1" up the sides of a greased 13x9" baking dish. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
2
In a large bowl, beat ricotta, mascarpone and sugar until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla, lemon peel, citrus juices and, if desired, amaretto. Pour into crust.
3
Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool 1 hour.
4
Place spreadable fruit in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until melted. Spread over cheesecake; top with blackberries. Refrigerate until serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy