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3 raspberry cheesecake bars stacked on top on each other

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

These almond raspberry cheesecake bars are the stuff of the dreams. Creamy cheesecake studded with raspberries, encased in buttery crust.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: cheesecake bars, raspberry cheesecake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chilling Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 347kcal

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 250g/2 1/2 cups flour
  • 200g/1 cup sugar
  • 60g/1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 250g/1 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 egg large
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the filling

  • 500g/16oz cream cheese or farmer's cheese/ Tvorog
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g/1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 70g/1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen

For the topping

  • 30g/1/4 cup ground almonds

Instructions

  • In a food processor combine flour, ground almonds, cold butter, sugar and baking powder and pulse until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs, add the egg and pulse until just combined. (This could also be done in a bowl with a pastry blender.)
  • Take the pastry out of the food processor, it will be soft. Pinch off 1/3 of the pastry, wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. Wrap the rest in plastic wrap as well and put it in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Combine cream cheese or farmer's cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl using a hand mixer or a food processor if you want your farmer's cheese to be silky smooth.
  • When the pastry is done chilling take it out of the fridge and roll it out to fit a rectangular 9x13 inch baking dish on a floured surface, making sure it comes up the sides. Don't worry if it tears, you can patch it up, this pastry is very forgiving.
  • Then put it back in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes longer.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
  • Take it out of the fridge and fill it with the cheese filling, top with raspberries.
  • Take the frozen part out of the freezer and grate it using a vegetable grater, then toss the crumbs with 30g/1/4 cup of ground almonds.
  • Scatter all over the cheese filling. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until golden.
  • Cool completely for 3 hours or overnight in the fridge before cutting into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 684IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg