Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars
 
 
These seasonal Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars have a few layers but so very easy to make and delicious. These bars would compliment any spring or summer dessert table.
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Recipe type: Bars Recipe
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Cheesecake Crust
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
  • 3 cups of chopped rhubarb
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese or 2 packages
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Oatmeal Topping
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1¼ cup of quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cold cubed butter
Instructions
  1. How to make the crust for the strawberry rhubarb cheesecake bars
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Grease and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper
  4. In a mixer add the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract then mix until fluffy.
  5. Add the dry ingredients flour and salt slowly to the butter mixture then mix just to combine.
  6. Press the crust dough into the bottom of your 8x8 parchment-lined baking pan.
  7. Use a spatula to make sure that the crust is even so it bakes evenly.
  8. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool while you prepare the filling.
  10. How to make the strawberry-rhubarb filling
  11. In a medium-sized pot add all of the strawberry rhubarb filling ingredients.
  12. On medium heat cook the filling until it reduces down then blend it with a hand blender.
  13. You can also use a food processor or blender if you don’t have a hand blender.
  14. Set aside to cool.
  15. How To Make The Cream Cheese Filling
  16. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer add cream cheese and mix until fluffy
  17. One by one add your eggs and then granulated sugar
  18. Fold the vanilla extract and sour cream at the end by hand to combine.
  19. How to make the oatmeal topping
  20. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and combine just enough until the oats are pea-sized.
  21. Make sure you are working with cold butter only.
  22. Sprinkle the oat mixture around the top of your cheesecake bars.
  23. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes
  24. Cool and then cut into squares.
Recipe by Canadian Budget Binder at https://canadianbudgetbinder.com/2020/06/07/thick-strawberry-rhubarb-cheesecake-bars/