Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake-- Plus a Giveaway!

Looking for delicious dessert to bake for the Fourth of July? How about this?

The recipe is super easy and it is actually low-fat :)

Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Nice lower fat option for weight watchers...


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 stick (4 Tablespoons) butter, melted
1 1/2 packages (12 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup 1% milk
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
3 large eggs
1 cup fresh raspberries (more or less, as desired)
3/4 cup fresh blueberries (more or less, as desired)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, mix crumbs and melted butter. Press mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
3. In a food processor (or with an electric mixer) blend cream cheese, eggs, milk, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and lemon zest just until smooth. Do not over-beat.
4. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the crumb crust. Scatter raspberries and blueberries on top.
5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until touch to center feels slightly firm and set.
6. Cool completely before cutting. Use foil to lift cheesecake out of pan and onto a cutting board. Use a thin, sharp knife to cut into clean-looking bars (wiping blade clean with a paper towel between cuts). Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 square
Calories per serving: 197
Fat per serving: 11.33g
Saturated Fat per serving: 6.44g
Fiber per serving: .91g
Protein per serving: 4.32g
Cholesterol per serving: 66.97mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 19.26g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program:
5 Old Points Program: 5
Source: RecipeGirl.com

 Afton loved helping with this recipe.  And it tasted really good too!

Interested in winning a coffee bag to create your own coffee bag pillow?

Here is what you need to know to win: 

This bag could be yours :)

Check out the stripe and the text on the back-- love!

PRIZE: A gorgeous coffee bag from my favorite coffee shop! (Pictured above)

TO ENTER: Be a follower of this blog-Crafty Texas Girls and leave me a comment on this post telling me what you would do with the coffee bag.

**For an extra entry in this contest, mention Crafty Texas Girls on your blog, twitter, or facebook page. Then leave me the link in an additional comment on this post. 

GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, July 7th at 8pm CST


PRIZE DETAILS: The coffee bag will be shipped to the winner. Winner must live in US due to shipping restrictions.

OTHER INFO: The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Friday morning in a new post on this blog. So come back on Friday and see if you are the lucky winner!

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