BLACKBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

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

serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 tube
    (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
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How To Make

  • 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.
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