These Strawberry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars are made with an easy no bake filling and a crispy, sweet baked shortbread! This makes for a delicious dessert!
“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”
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I just want you to know that I saved the best for last! These bars scream summer and I couldn’t be more happier about them!
They are made with three layers. A shortbread cookie layer, a no bake strawberry cheesecake layer and they are topped with a homemade strawberry compote.
I know, lots of layers but easily made. The down side is waiting for the cheesecake layer to set but that really doesn’t take too long.
I made sure I started the day before just so I wouldn’t be rushed! I’m so glad I did!
For this particular recipe I used my square Anolon springform pan but you could totally use the round. Either one is fine!
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- For the shortbread:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 stick butter plus 1 tablespoon, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- For the cheesecake:
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 packages cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons strawberry extract
- For the strawberry compote:
- 1 pound strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 cup water
- For shortbread:
- Preheat oven to 300℉. Line springform pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In mixer add butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
- Slowly add in flour and continue mixing until mixture comes together.
- Place dough in pan and spread out evenly. Prick with a fork.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Set aside.
- For cheesecake:
- Mix gelatin and sugar in a small bowl. Add boiling water and whisk until gelatin completely dissolved.
- Beat cream cheese and strawberry extract until creamy.
- Slowly add in water, making sure to scrape down the sides of mixing bowl.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes, stirring after every 15 minutes or until mixture thickens.
- Pour over shortbread crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
- For the strawberry compote:
- In small pot add strawberries, sugar and water. Boil on medium for 10 minutes. Set aside.
- When cheesecake is ready top with strawberries.
- Cut, serve and ENJOY!
You could easily save on baking time by using a premade crust.
Shortbread recipe adapted from:
Cheesecake recipe adapted from: Knox Gelatin It's A Snap Cheesecake
There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips
Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!
Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Mermaid Pineapple Rum Dum from Big Bear’s Wife
Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts:
- Pineapple Coconut Milkshakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Ice Cream Torte with Crunchy Crumby Center from Family Around the Table
- Drumstick Layered Dessert from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Mermaid Milkshakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Mojito Popsicles from The Spiffy Cookie
- Fried Ice Cream Cake from Cookaholic Wife
- Unicorn Milkshake from For The Love of Food
- Banana Cream Pie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:
- Mojio Cupcakes from Jen Around the World
- Pina Colada Cupcakes from The Beard and The Baker
- Lemonade Cupcakes from The Domestic Kitchen
- Summer Sangria Cake from A Blender Mom
- Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Cupcakes from Doughmesstic
- Sunflower Cupcakes from Home Sweet Homestead
- Easy Pina Colada Poke Cake from Love and Confections
- Classic Vanilla Cupcakes + Summer Cupcake Decorating from Books n’ Cooks
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes from Everyday Eileen
- Almond Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting from The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
No Bake Treats:
- Million Dollar Bar Pies from Fake Ginger
- Blackberry Cream Cheese Dessert from Eat Move Make
- No Bake Lemon Cheesecake from Cooking With Carlee
- S’mores Cheesecake from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Strawberry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Drumstick Babka from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Raspberry Lemon Brownies from Sweet Beginnings
- Peach Streusel Crumb Bars from Blogghetti
- White Tea Peach Panna Cotta from Palatable Pastime
- Homemade Strawberry Swirl Marshmallow from My Sweet Zepol
- Blueberry Lemonade Lollipops from Our Good Life
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.