This creamy, brilliantly flavored Blueberry Cheesecake is so simple to make with NO water bath! My recipe has blueberries in both the cake and the topping for a bright, yet balanced berry flavor.
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (170g)
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar, firmly packed
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (74g)
Blueberry Cheesecake Filling
24 oz cream cheese softened (use full-fat brick style cream cheese, not the spreadable kind in the tub) (680g)
¾ cup granulated sugar (150g)
½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs, lightly beaten (room temperature preferred)
2 cups fresh blueberries, washed and dried (311g)
¼ cup granulated sugar (50g)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
3 cups fresh blueberries, divided (465g)
¼ cup cold water (60ml)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted is fine)
00:19 Preheat oven to 325F (160C). In a medium-sized bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Stir in melted butter, stirring until all of the graham cracker crumbs are moistened.
00:46 Press graham cracker crumbs evenly into the bottom and up the sides of 9” springform pan (I like to use the bottoms and sides of a glass to do this). Set aside and prepare filling.
Blueberry Cheesecake Filling
01:35 In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer (or using stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment), stir together cream cheese and sugar on medium-low speed until smooth, creamy, and completely combined (scrape side and bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure ingredients are thoroughly combined).
02:22 Stir in sour cream and vanilla extract until combined.
02:38 Add eggs, one at a time, stirring until just combined after each addition.
03:14 Add blueberries and use a spatula to gently fold them into the batter until well distributed. Pour batter evenly into prepared springform pan and bake on 325F (160C) for 45-50 minutes. When finished the center will be slightly jiggly but cheesecake will be mostly set.
04:21 Allow cheesecake to cool at room temperature until no longer warm then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 6 hours (preferably overnight, I do not remove the springform collar until I am ready to serve). 04:34 Blueberry topping can be prepared any time between now to an hour before serving.
04:45 Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a medium-sized saucepan.
04:58 Add 1 ½ cups (232g) blueberries, water, and lemon juice and stir to combine.
05:15 Turn stovetop to medium/low and stir constantly until blueberries release their juices and are softened and the mixture reaches a jammy consistency.
05:51 Remove from heat and add remaining 1 ½ cups (232g) blueberries and butter and stir until completely combined and butter is melted.
06:10 Transfer to a heatproof container then cover and allow to cool completely in refrigerator.
06:42 Once cheesecake has set, spoon blueberry topping evenly over the top of the cheesecake (if it’s become too firm in the refrigerator, simply stir in a splash of water).
Store in the refrigerator, preferably covered, for up to 5 days.