FRESH BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE WITH HOMEMADE CRUST

Blueberry Cheesecake with homemade crust is one you will make over and over again. This recipe is a wonderful twist on a classic. This Blueberry Cheesecake has wonderful reviews and is a top viewed recipe on my website.

Blueberry cheesecake will quickly become a favorite recipe to make for family and guests.

This Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is thick, creamy and flavored with tangy lemon and blueberries throughout. It sits in a graham cracker crust and is topped with a homemade blueberry sauce.

Next up is the filling. The lemon base of this Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is easily my new favorite lemon cheesecake base. If you’ve ever made my lemon curd, you’ll recall that it’s made with egg yolks, no egg whites. I find that this gives a better lemon flavor, so I used that idea in this cheesecake and swapped out one of the whole eggs for egg yolks. It really accentuated the lemon flavor, making this lemon base the best!

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

Nutty Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs Can roll with rolling pin or use food processor until finely ground
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats Could use quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts or nuts of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons melted

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (Not evaporated milk)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fresh Blueberry Topping

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries you could use frozen
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions:

Crust Instructions
Combine all ingredients and press into a sprayed 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Filling Instructions
Combine ingredients and mix on high for 3 or 4 minutes. Pour over cooled crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Then add topping.

Blueberry Topping instructions
Combine all topping ingredients except lemon juice and bring to boil on top of the stove stirring constantly so as not to burn. Cook for 2 minutes to thicken. Remove from stove, stir in lemon juice and let cool. Pour over cheesecake after it has been refrigerated for 3 hours.

Recipe Notes
Keep this blueberry cheesecake refrigerated. Makes about 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy! Note: You could use any fresh fruit with this recipe such as strawberries or blackberries.

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