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Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake with Homemade Crust

Indulge your taste buds in the luscious symphony of flavors with our Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake with Homemade Crust. This delightful dessert is a celebration of creamy cheesecake goodness perfectly complemented by the burst of freshness from plump, juicy blueberries. The homemade crust adds a crunchy, buttery base that elevates each velvety bite. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply satisfying a sweet craving, this recipe is a surefire way to impress your guests and leave them craving for more.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Homemade Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 4 packages (32 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Blueberry Topping:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Preparation:

Step 1: Prepare the Homemade Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a springform pan to form an even crust.
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then let it cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

Step 2: Make the Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix in sour cream and flour until the batter is smooth and velvety.
  5. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust.

Step 3: Bake the Cheesecake

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is lightly golden.
  2. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4: Prepare the Blueberry Topping

  1. In a saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and the blueberries burst.
  3. Allow the blueberry topping to cool before spreading it over the chilled cheesecake.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Release the springform pan, slice your masterpiece, and savor the heavenly combination of creamy cheesecake, buttery crust, and vibrant blueberry goodness.

Get ready to experience dessert perfection with every forkful of this Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake with Homemade Crust. Bon appétit!

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