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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 8x8 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