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Blueberry Torte Squares

Super healthy blueberries star in this family-favorite dessert. Can't find fresh blueberries? Frozen work just as well. —Michele Raines, Lyndonville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. Gradually add flour and mix well. Press onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in blueberries and remaining sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool to room temperature.
  • Spoon topping over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 178 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • l2bake
    Apr 19, 2019

    Excellent dessert. I love the shortcake like crust. It's the best of all my favorite desserts combined.

  • Jen
    Nov 21, 2017

    Can these be made a day ahead of time, or is it better to make them the day of?

  • fhquilting
    Jun 23, 2016

    add 1 tsp vanilla to the blueberries!

  • zegunism
    Jun 8, 2016


  • Kaffaroni
    Sep 27, 2011

    How much cream did you whip?  I don't like to use those "edible oil products".

  • sstetzel
    Sep 27, 2011

    Neufchatel is typically labeled "Light Cream Cheese" & found in the dairy section right next to the regular cream cheese.

  • Kaffaroni
    Sep 26, 2011

    Sounds delicious. I've never seen neufchatel cheese where I live (don't even know what it is!). What can I use as a substitute?

  • dmoehring
    Mar 20, 2011

    I halved this recipe thinking I didn't need much for the potluck I was taking it to, but afterwards it was comletely gone. I whipped sweetened heavy cream instead of using cool whip and it was delicious!

  • Glaggla
    Jul 29, 2010

    I've made this recipe numerous times, and every time I make it everyone just loves it and can't get enough! It's also very refreshing. When I make it I use reduced fat in the cream cheese and the cool whip.Thank-you for sharing this one!Meta

  • Bonnee'
    Jun 27, 2010