4th of July Recipes: Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Here’s another good one for the 4th of July… or if you just have some fresh berries lying around:  Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars.



Believe it or not, this is a lighter fat recipe! Yay for still getting to enjoy treats when you have to diet on the 4th of July ;) 200 calories and 5 Weight Watcher points for a bar. Not too bad.



You can be flexible with the berries… blueberry, raspberry, blackberry (I wouldn’t do strawberry). Throw in whatever is fresh and on sale.



A foil-lined pan means you just let it cool and then lift it out gently and slice. Easy!



They’re easiest to cut when well chilled. Use a sharp knife and wipe it down between slices for cleanest cuts. Enjoy!

This recipe can be found here: Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
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Other delicious-sounding cheesecake bars on the blogs:
Smitten Kitchen: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
Picky Palate: Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars
Cast Sugar: White Chocolate & Lime Cheesecake Bars
My Kitchen Snippets: Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Bars
Dozen Flours: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

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43 Responses to “4th of July Recipes: Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars”

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    Bellini Valli — June 25, 2009 @ 4:01 AM

    These patriotic bars look so amazing!!!!

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    Michelle — June 25, 2009 @ 4:53 AM

    Mm. They look delicious!
    I’ve got some red, white, and blue cupcakes in the oven right now. : ) I guess we’re both getting a jump on our celebrating the 4th of July.

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    Eliana — June 25, 2009 @ 6:07 AM

    These bars look fantastic. And brownie points toy ou for making them low fat!

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    pigpigscorner — June 25, 2009 @ 6:30 AM

    THe bars look amazing!! Love the berries!

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    Maria — June 25, 2009 @ 6:33 AM

    Love the patriotic berries! Perfect for July!

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    Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy — June 25, 2009 @ 6:39 AM

    What a great treat for anytime! I love anything that involves cheesecake, and these look terrific! Such a great (and pretty) idea.

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    Manggy — June 25, 2009 @ 8:00 AM

    Ooh, yum. Raspberry in cheesecake is always a great idea– I love how they bleed their delicious guts into it :)

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    Reeni — June 25, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

    I love the theme! This looks delicious with all those fresh berries!

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    snooky doodle — June 25, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

    wow these look super nice! And I don tusually like cheesecake. i d like to gobble a couple though :)

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    Simply...Gluten-free — June 25, 2009 @ 9:51 AM

    Those look beautiful and just perfect for the 4th!

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    grace — June 25, 2009 @ 9:51 AM

    how patriotic of you. :)
    i’m digging the thick crust, as well as the fluffy smooth filling. great creation!

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    Barbara — June 25, 2009 @ 10:38 AM

    I love this idea! Even better that it’s light!

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — June 25, 2009 @ 10:57 AM

    This is soo cute! Great idea! I love that its low-fat!!

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    nina — June 25, 2009 @ 11:00 AM

    It feels like just the other day that I was looking at 4th of July recipes. I cannot believe a year has gone past!! The cheesecake bars look fantastic!!!

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    The Duo Dishes — June 25, 2009 @ 11:41 AM

    There are a number of folks who would love to eat these right now. Including us.

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    Lynn — June 25, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

    That’s so beautiful! A great new recipe for Independence Day, for sure. Low fat, too? Fabulous!

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    Deborah — June 25, 2009 @ 12:54 PM

    Perfect for a backyard bbq!

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    Aimee — June 25, 2009 @ 1:01 PM

    So yum. I think hubby might be getting these for his birthday.

    Great job, Lori.

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    clumbsycookie — June 25, 2009 @ 2:18 PM

    I love 4th of july treats, always so colorful! The cheesecake bars look delicious and so summery!

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    ingrid — June 25, 2009 @ 4:47 PM

    That is very patriotic looking and I’m certain very tasty! Light just means I can have two pieces without feeling guilty, right?

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~ingrid

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    Debi — June 26, 2009 @ 3:26 AM

    Funny…I saw this post/picture and instantly thought “I love cheesecake…but if I eat it it will go straight to my thighs!” I was happy to read on and see that you have put together a lower fat version here. Our family gathers each year in the Adirondacks for the 4th where we are lucky to have wild blueberries this time of year…we will give this one a try!

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    Jane-Claire — June 26, 2009 @ 5:18 AM

    Hi – can’t believe these are low fat – they look amazing and think that will be my Sunday bake this week. I love your recipes and have put your weblink on my site bar on my blog. And the pics of the food are great too – make my mouth water!

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    Sues — June 26, 2009 @ 5:19 AM

    Oooh these are perfect for the 4th! I find a lot of red, white, and blue, 4th of July desserts to be super tacky, but these actually look classy and fun! Thanks :)

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    Jeff — June 26, 2009 @ 5:32 AM

    It does not look low fat which makes them even better! I can’t freaking believe July 4th is right around the corner. It just feels like last week I was cleaning up from NYE party.

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    HoneyB — June 26, 2009 @ 5:32 AM

    These look so awesome!

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    LilSis — June 26, 2009 @ 6:31 AM

    Those look fantastic! They certainly don’t look like they would be low fat! Thanks.

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    Katrina — June 26, 2009 @ 6:51 AM

    Awesome. Those look great and yummy!

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    RobinSue — June 26, 2009 @ 7:23 AM

    Oh yes it is time to think about what to make for the 4th! These look wonderful!

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    leslie — June 26, 2009 @ 8:16 AM

    Perfect for the 4th picnic!

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    Barbara — June 26, 2009 @ 11:17 AM

    We’re all in a 4th of July mode! These look delicious,festive and patriotic.

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    megan — June 26, 2009 @ 1:56 PM

    What beautiful bars. Perfect for the 4th!

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    Janet — June 26, 2009 @ 7:43 PM

    Low fat..?!! Amazing! You are terrific! These look SO good!

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    Adam — June 27, 2009 @ 4:42 PM

    I love the red and blue in these, very fitting for the holiday. Firecrackers in the air, firecracker taste on the tongue :)

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    Kerstin — June 27, 2009 @ 6:36 PM

    What beautiful cheesecake bars – I love how the red and blue pop out! So perfect for next weekend!!

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    Dragon — June 27, 2009 @ 9:01 PM

    Now that’s my kind of patriotism, baby!

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    April Marie Claire (aka Girl Japan) — June 28, 2009 @ 10:49 PM

    WOw, this is way beyond fabulous!!!! You are making me HOMESICK..

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    Rosie — June 29, 2009 @ 6:59 AM

    Those look fantastic and just perfect for the 4th July!!

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    southern hostess — June 30, 2009 @ 8:17 PM

    Mmmm…cheesecake. These look so good.

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    Bren — July 11, 2009 @ 8:12 PM

    can you please send me some of these! i had nasty processed chicken tenders and fries at the park here in ATL. boo.

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    Cindy — July 2, 2012 @ 8:17 AM

    I wonder if you could make this in a round dish and serve it as slices?

    • Lori Lange replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 3:20 PM

      not sure!

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    Leigh Anne — July 3, 2012 @ 8:43 PM

    Sooooo I made them. I could not get the cream cheese smooth…it looked like cottage cheese after I beat the mixture, but now that it’s baked, it looks OK….I will let you know tomorrow how it tastes.

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    Leigh Anne — July 4, 2012 @ 9:05 AM

    The cheese cake has been sampled. We all agree that the white part is good with the fruit, but the graham cracker crust is WAY too thick. I would make them again with about 1/2 the crackers…..mine looked way thicker than the picture.