New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake

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Creamy New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake recipe with a buttery, thick graham cracker crust and sweet fruit topping. Guests will be begging for seconds!

Creamy New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake recipe with a buttery, thick graham cracker crust and sweet fruit topping. Guests will be begging for seconds!

I have been so busy this week and caught up in my little world that I almost forgot about Mother’s day!  How could I? I’m so sorry to all of you mother’s out there (and my own mother, haha).  I hope I can make it up to all of you with this New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake.  I know brunch get-togethers are super popular for Mother’s day, and although a cheesecake is not officially a “brunch” item, it really will fit the bill for whatever gatherings you are planning.  That’s the beauty of dessert recipes – they are good for breakfast, lunch OR dinner (or brunch…or brinner…or just anytime of the day.)

This New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake was cooked perfectly, creamy and fairly dense.  I’m representing New York today!  The cheesecake filling is luxurious and rich with the perfect fruit – REAL fruit – topping.  The topping takes hardly any extra time at all and it’s very much worth it to make your own as opposed to buying the stuff from the can.  The taste is just much more authentic when you make it yourself.  Some people don’t notice a difference so that’s OK if you prefer to use the canned pie filling!  It will still taste great.
Creamy New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake recipe with a buttery, thick graham cracker crust and topped with fresh blueberries.  Great for any holiday.
 What is the best part about this New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake you might ask?  Well, the best part is that even if your cheesecake cracks on top and you end up with a crack the size of the grand canyon, you are covering it with the blueberry topping anyways.  I know that is everyone’s biggest fear with cheesecakes is the cracking on top during the baking or cooling process when the crust starts to pull away from the edges of the pan.  No worries with this one, my friends.  Note:  mine did not crack, but I’m just saying to you that it doesn’t have to look all pretty on top because the blueberries do that job for you.  Fruit topping covers a multitude of sins.  Enjoy!

For the fun of it, you might want to check out these Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars or this Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake (a favorite of mine) if you are a cheesecake lover like myself.
New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake
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Serves: 8 to 10 servings
 
Creamy New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake recipe with a buttery, thick graham cracker crust and sweet fruit topping. Guests will be begging for seconds!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 orange, zested
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sour cream (good quality)
  • Blueberry sauce:
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange flavored liqueur
  • 1½ teaspoons orange zest
  • 1½ cups blueberries, picked over and rinsed
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar and mix well.
  3. Press onto bottom of springform pan and bake until golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. When completely cooled, butter the sides of the pan.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees F.
  5. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, zests and vanilla and beat until light and creamy.
  6. Add the flour, then the eggs and yolks 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the sour cream and mix until smooth.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan (use water bath if desired, I did not for this cheesecake and it didn't crack) and bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F and bake for 1 hour more. Transfer cake to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  9. Refrigerate cake overnight before serving.
  10. To serve, top with blueberry sauce. Slice with a knife dipped in hot water and wiped with a clean cloth, and serve
  11. Blueberry sauce:
  12. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat stir together the sugar, cornstarch, water, orange juice, and orange zest.
  13. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  14. Stir in the blueberries and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the berries have burst, about 5 minutes.
  15. Add the butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat and let cool before pouring over the cheesecake. (Yield: 3 cups)

Recipe source:  adapted from the foodnetwork.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

9 Responses to “New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake”

  1. Pepe Atillio
    May 8, 2015 at 7:50 AM #

    figaro! figaro! perfecto!

  2. May 8, 2015 at 8:38 AM #

    That’s one good-looking cheesecake! Love the blueberry sauce on top giving it that pop of flavor and color! Have a great weekend.

  3. May 8, 2015 at 10:04 AM #

    Nothing like a creamy, rich cheesecake! That blueberry sauce on top looks amazing!

  4. May 8, 2015 at 10:59 AM #

    My cheesecakes ALWAYS seem to crack so I love the blueberry topping! Sounds awesome!

  5. May 8, 2015 at 3:51 PM #

    Come to mama!! Man, I’d hide this in the back corner of the fridge so nobody (but I) could eat it. Heh heh.

  6. May 9, 2015 at 8:45 AM #

    I have never made a cheesecake and I haven’t had one in forever. This looks and sounds amazing. Love that topping! No canned fruit for me either.

  7. May 9, 2015 at 11:42 AM #

    Great recipe!

  8. May 12, 2015 at 12:14 AM #

    Oh yes… I could totally love this cheesecake forever. And, to have this on Mother’s Day – let’s just say, there would be no sharing. I would be all mine! 🙂

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