Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, especially topped with fruit like blueberries or raspberries. I rarely make it though, because it is so rich and calorie laden.  But the holidays seem to call for decadent desserts. Thanksgiving or Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a delicious dessert like this Blueberry Cheesecake.

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blueberry cheesecake on a platter

We usually visit my mom who lives 5 hours away for Thanksgiving dinner. This year we are not only staying here, I also talked my sister in law into letting my host the dinner for a change.

So I am planning a number of different dishes for the holiday! Of course we will have the traditional turkey, stuffing and apple pie, but I want to include some new and different recipes also, and this blueberry cheesecake will be perfect.

A slice of blueberry cheesecake on a plate.

To make this cheesecake I used the Classic Cheesecake recipe from the King Arthur Flour’s Baker’s Companion for the filling, and my own very simple recipes for the crust and topping.  For the crust I used Vanilla wafer cookies, which makes it quick and easy.

A cheesecake with blueberries on top of a glass plate.

I wanted a fruit topping that didn’t have any extra sugar, because there is plenty of sugar in the cake itself!  Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, so I combined them with some cornstarch and water for a simple fruit filled topping. 

I let the cheesecake cool in the oven after it was done baking, which worked well to prevent the top from cracking. Of course since the top is covered completely in fruit it doesn’t really matter if it cracks a little bit!

blueberry cheesecake

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Published By Anne
This creamy cheesecake is topped off with a rich blueberry sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
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  • 3 boxes cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • 2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 350. Use a food processor to mix the vanilla wafers, butter and sugar until crumbly.
    4 Tablespoon butter, 30 Vanilla wafers, 2 Tablespoon Brown sugar
  • Press into the bottom of a springform pan, then bake for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven heat to 325, and let the crust cool while you make the cheesecake filling.
  • Beat the cream cheese in the mixer until it is nice and smooth with no lumps remaining.
    3 boxes cream cheese
  • Add sugar and salt and mix until smooth.
    1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating the mixture smooth after each. Make sure you scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl after each egg.
    4 eggs
  • Mix in the lemon juice, vanilla, sour cream and heavy cream and stir until smooth.
    3 Tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Pour the batter on top of the crust in the pan and bake at 325 for 60 minutes.
  • The middle should still be a little jiggly, but the sides should be set. Crack open the oven door a little bit and turn the oven off and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for an hour.
  • Then take the cheesecake out, and let it sit at room temperature for 45 minutes to continue cooling. Then refrigerate.
  • To make the topping combine the blueberries with the 1/4 c. of water and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Once it is boiling mix the cornstarch with the 1 T of water and add it to the blueberries to thicken them up. Let the berries cool for 10 minutes before putting on top of the cake.
    2 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup water, 1 Tablespoon water, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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24 thoughts on “Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. I really enjoyed making this cheesecake and so delish, everyone acted like they couldn’t get enough! I did tweak the recipe a tiny bit I used corrugated bakeware where the bottom lifts out,(instead of springform pan) and Graham cracker crumbs. Thanks for a great recipe


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