Raspberry Cheesecake Streusel Bars
Raspberry cheesecake streusel bars with a shortbread base that doubles as a streusel topping and and fresh raspberry swirls in every bite.
Yield: 16 servings
For the streusel
  • 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups (350 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 tbsp rolled oats
For the cheesecake
  • 1 lb 4 oz (565 g) full fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 large eggs
For the raspberry filling
  • 3 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 10.5 oz (300 g) fresh raspberries
For the streusel
  1. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Drizzle in the melted butter and mix with a fork until it starts to form clumps. Pour two thirds of the mixture into the prepared pan and use your fingers or a flat-bottomed cup to press it into a flat, even layer. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix the oats into the remaining streusel and place in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  4. Heat oven to 350F.
  5. Bake the crust for 15 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Remove and set aside.
For the cheesecake
  1. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla bean paste, and eggs in a large bowl. Mix together until completely smooth and combined. Pour over the par-baked crust.
For the raspberry filling
  1. Mix the jam with the raspberries, lightly smashing the raspberries as you do so. Dot the raspberry mixture over the cheesecake.
To assemble
  1. Sprinkle the reserved streusel over the top of the cheesecake.
  2. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the streusel is lightly browned. Allow to cool at room temperature for one hour, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting and serving.
Recipe adapted slightly from One Tin Bakes
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2022/05/raspberry-cheesecake-streusel-bars.html