Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"There's just something spec about creme brulee IMO, but it's difficult to make the classic version for a crowd or potluck occasion. BHG has the equally elegant & yummy solution for us w/these cheesecake bars that can be cut in up to 36 portions & they also offer a choice of toppings if you prefer not to use the torch or broil method. Stated times do not include the 1 hr cooling time. ENJOY!"

Original is 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (54 g)
  • Calories 199.5
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 58.2 mg
  • Sodium - 116.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 13.2 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 27.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 13x9-in baking pan w/foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray & set aside.

Step 2

In a lrg bowl, beat the butter w/a mixer on med for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar & the 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the 2 cups flour & beat until mixture comes together (may appear crumbly at first). Press evenly into the prepared pan.

Step 3

In a very lrg bowl, beat the cream cheese w/the mixer on med until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons flour & beat until combined. Beat in sour cream & 1 tablespoon vanilla on low just until combined. Beat in eggs on low just until combined. Pour cream cheese mixture over the crust.

Step 4

Bake about 35 min or until edges are puffed & center is nearly set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover & chill for at least 2 hrs.

Step 5

Just before serving, sprinkle uncut bars evenly with 1/4 cup sugar. Use a culinary torch to evenly brown the sugar on bars. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. -- As an alternative method, preheat the broiler & use edges of foil to lift uncut bars from pan. Place on a baking sheet. Wrap foil up around edges. Broil 5 in from the heat for 3 min or until sugar is browned, rotating pan often to brown sugar evenly.

Step 6

Allow to fully cool & cut into bars.

NOTE RE TOPPING: You may also omit sprinkling the bars w/sugar & the browning step by opting to drizzle the bars w/caramel ice cream topping or topping them w/the fruit pie filling of your choice.

NOTE RE STORAGE: Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container. Cover & store in the fridge for up to 3 dys or freeze for up to 3 months. The caramelized sugar will soften w/storing, so freezing is probably a better option if using alternative toppings. The bars should be frozen w/o topping & then thawed & the topping of choice applied prior to serving.


  • Culinary torch if the crackling sugar topping is your choice.

1 Reviews


Wow, I have a new favorite cheesecake twisted one. I love Creme Brulee, it is my favorite dessert, combined with my second favorite dessert cheesecake, well I am in flavor heaven. It is so good. Rich, creamy, decadent and delicious. I browned the cheesecake in the oven, it worked beautifully. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make again and again. Made FYC tag game. Kudos on making it into my Favorites Cookbook for 2016. Truly a special treat.


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(21 Dec 2016)

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