Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce
Smooth and creamy lemon cheesecake topped with a lemon blueberry sauce. In other words, this is the ultimate spring and summertime cheesecake!
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Ingredients Needed for Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce
- graham crackers
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- blueberries (likewise, you could also use other berries!)
Recipe Tips & Notes
- It’s important to leave the cheesecake in the oven after baking. Otherwise it will cool too quickly and crack.
- I love blueberries with lemon! However, don’t feel limited to just using blueberries. You could use raspberries and blackberries too!
- Using room temperature ingredients will also help prevent cracking. Additionally, it will significantly contribute to the creaminess of the cake.
Related Recipe Video: Lemon Poppyseed Donuts
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- 2 cups finely ground graham crackers (about 30 squares)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
- 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pint sour cream, room temperature
- 1 lemon, zested
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Warm Lemon Blueberries:
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat the oven to 325ºF
For the Crust:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients with a fork until evenly moistened. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour the crumbs into the pan and, using the bottom of a measuring cup, press the crumbs down into the base and up the sides. Freeze for 5 minutes.
For the Filling:
- Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on low speed for 1 minute until smooth and free of any lumps. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and continue to beat slowly until combined. Gradually add sugar and beat until creamy, for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add sour cream, lemon zest, and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. The batter should be well-mixed but not over-beaten. Pour the filling into the crust-lined pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Turn off the oven and let cool in the oven for 30 minutes. Transfer to the refrigerator, loosely covered, for at least 4 hours.
Lemon Blueberry Sauce:
- In a small saucepan add all the ingredients and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or so until the fruit begins to break down slightly.
- Let cool for a few minutes before spooning over the cheesecake.
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These Baked Lemon Poppyseed Donuts were utterly AMAZING. It’s sunny summer perfection in a donut. And if you don’t own a donut pan…don’t worry! You can bake these as mini muffin “donut holes” instead
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