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Blackberry-Lemon Cheesecake Squares

From missinthekitchen

Ingredients:

for crust:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

for filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups blackberries, more for garnish if desired

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a medium size bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter with a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly.  Press into an 8 inch square pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

In a large mixer bowl, beat softened cream cheese until smooth.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated.  Add sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and zest, beat about 2 minutes.  Mix in sour cream.  Fold in 2 cups blackberries.

Pour over crust and bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set.

Cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Cut into squares and garnish with blackberries if desired.

 

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