Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits, I could eat them every day. Also, I bake with them a lot not just during summertime but also in colder months. The sweet and tart flavors of red raspberries make them truly versatile. One of the things I learnt about them is that frozen raspberries is the best way to go when you want to keep them in your fridge for a longer period of time. We are just 2 people at home so sometimes we can’t eat fresh produce very fast, buying frozen fruit has been the solution to reduce waste and perfect to use for smoothies, salads, baked goods, garnishes etc.
When talking about fresh raspberries I totally recommend Washington Red Raspberries. In the cool, marine climate of the Pacific Northwest, Washington produces approximately 90% of the nation’s frozen red raspberry crop. They are picked at the peak of ripeness and frozen within hours of being harvested, locking in flavor and nutrition.
Why frozen raspberries?
* 80 calories per cup
* Excellent source of fiber
* One of the lowest in natural sugar content compared to other berries
* Available year-round
I decided to create cheesecake bars which are easy to make and perfect to use frozen raspberries during any time of the year. The crust is made with lemon cookies, the cheesecake filling has a touch of vanilla and white chocolate. The most important part is the raspberry sauce which gives the perfect final taste for each bite, tart and sweet at the same time. Decorate with frozen raspberries and enjoy!
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Let’s start with the recipe and if you would like to watch the video of how I made these delicious treats, don’t forget to visit me on Instagram because I’ll be posting on my stories and a reel about them @pastry_tales
This post is sponsored by WRRC.