Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Bars have a brown butter graham cracker crust and a creamy cheesecake filled that is swirled with roasted strawberries.

Looking down on a pan of roasted strawberry cheesecake bars

I have said it before and I am positive that I will say it again, but these cheesecake bars are the best thing I have ever made. Usually, I make something and most people like it, but there are always one or two that aren’t fans. These Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Bars killed it across the board. My friends and family were raving about this recipe and, honestly, I’m not surprised!

A cheesecake bar on a plate

Ingredients for Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Bars:

Ingredients for Roasted Strawberries:

  • Strawberries. I recommend using fresh strawberries over frozen.
  • Granulated Sugar. The sugar will help pull the liquid out of the strawberries and make sweet syrup.

Ingredients for Brown Butter Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Unsalted Butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
  • Graham Crackers. They need to be finely crushed. I always use a food processor to do this.
  • Granulated Sugar. We’ll use a small amount of sugar to sweeten up the graham cracker pie crust.
  • Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.

Ingredients for Cheesecake Filling:

  • Cream Cheese. The cream cheese needs to be at room temperature to prevent lumps in your cheesecake.
  • Granulated Sugar. This will add flavor and sweetness to the cheesecake bars.
  • Eggs. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.
  • Heavy Cream. Heavy cream will help make the cheesecake extra creamy.
  • Vanilla Extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
All of the ingredients needed for this recipe

How to make Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Bars:

Roasted Strawberries

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F). Have a pie plate or shallow baking dish ready.

STEP 2: Cut the tops of the strawberries off and cut the strawberries into quarters. Place in the prepared dish.

STEP 3: Sprinkle the sugar over the strawberries and stir to coat all of the strawberries. The sugar will add sweetness and help to draw the liquid out of the berries.

STEP 4: Roast the strawberries in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the strawberries are softened and the liquid is thick. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Roasted strawberries in a dish

Brown Butter Graham Cracker Crust

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F). Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.

STEP 2: Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. The butter will start to foam and you will see orangey-brown bits form at the bottom of the pan. This will take about 5 minutes.

A pan of brown butter

STEP 3: Remove the pan from the heat. Add the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.

The graham cracker crust in a bowl

STEP 4: Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. It can help to use a cup to press the crumbs tightly.

STEP 5: Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Cheesecake Filling

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).

STEP 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar together on low speed until fully combined and smooth. You don’t want to beat the mixture at a high speed and add too much air into it.

STEP 3: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping down the sides of the bowl between additions.

STEP 4: Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Mix until fully combined.

The cheesecake filling in a bowl

STEP 5: Gently pour the cheesecake filling into the crust. Spoon the roasted strawberries and the thickened juice on top of the filling. Use a butter knife to swirl the strawberries into the filling.

STEP 6: Bake the cheesecake bars for 30-40 minutes or until the filling is set, but still a bit jiggly in the center.

STEP 7: Remove the bars from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Transfer to the fridge until ready to serve.

A pan of cheesecake bars

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A side view of roasted strawberry cheesecake bars

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Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Rich and creamy cheesecake bars with a brown butter crust and topped with roasted strawberries.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter, cheesecake, cheesecake bars, roasted berries, roasted strawberries, strawberry
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 232kcal

Ingredients

For Strawberries:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar

For Crust:

  • 5 tablespoons (71 grams) unsalted butter
  • 8 graham cracker sheets finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Cheesecake:

  • 3 packages (681 grams) cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup (297 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (75 grams) heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

For Strawberries:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F). Have a pie plate or shallow baking dish ready.
  • Cut the tops of the strawberries off and cut the strawberries into quarters. Place in the prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle the sugar over the strawberries and stir to coat all of the strawberries.
  • Roast the strawberries for 20-25 minutes or until the strawberries are softened and the liquid is thickened. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

For Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F). Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. The butter will start to foam and you will see orangey-brown bits form at the bottom of the pan. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Add the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan.
  • Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool completely.

For Cheesecake:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar together on low speed until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping down the sides of the bowl between additions.
  • Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Mix until fully combined.
  • Gently pour the cheesecake filling into the crust. Spoon the roasted strawberries and the thickened juice on top of the filling. Use a butter knife to swirl the strawberries into the filling.
  • Bake the cheesecake bars for 30-40 minutes or until the filling is set, but still a bit jiggly in the center.
  • Remove the bars from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Transfer to the fridge until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 11.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 25.6g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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