If there’s a greater springtime mixture than juicy contemporary blueberries and tangy candy lemon, I have not discovered it! This lemon blueberry cheesecake recipe has a crisp graham cracker crust, juicy blueberries baked within a tangy creamy lemon filling. It is made in a loaf pan to make 6 excellent slices.
Look, there’s rather a lot happening on this world, however I simply need to speak in regards to the berries. Primarily, the blueberries–they are wonderful this yr. It is virtually making up for the truth that the strawberries aren’t what they need to be (not that it stopped me from placing them on this strawberry cake for 2, a small batch strawberry jam , or this strawberry pretzel parfait). Additionally, do not even get me began on the frustration that’s cherries this yr.
Thanks for letting me be somebody in your life that complains about fruit when there are greater issues on the planet. Move the fork for a chunk of this lemon blueberry cheesecake, am I proper?
Easy methods to Make Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
I want to make use of a loaf pan to make a cheesecake as a result of it’s a a lot easier technique with assured excellent outcomes. Utilizing a spherical springform pan in a water bathtub is hard, ? A loaf pan cheesecake makes 6 full-size slices of cheesecake, in comparison with a daily pan that makes 12. Do we actually want 12 slices of cheesecake? Perhaps we do, with regards to mini egg cheesecake, although!
You possibly can completely add extra blueberries into this lemon blueberry cheesecake than ⅓ cup. You possibly can add as much as ½ cup to the batter and press further fruit into the floor earlier than baking, too. I really like that the low baking temperate of this cheesecake retains them largely entire, as an alternative of a soggy mess. Every blueberry turns into a chunk of jam within the oven, and it’s so scrumptious!
- Graham Crackers. We’d like 6 entire graham cracker sheets to make the crust for this lemon blueberry cheesecake right here. You probably have the field of already crushed crumbs, use a heaping ¾ cup.
- Butter. Two tablespoons of butter (you should utilize salted or unsalted), melted and barely cooled.
- Granulated Sugar. We’d like one tablespoon of granulated sugar for the graham cracker crust and one other ½ cup for the filling, so 9 tablespoons whole.
- Cream Cheese. Two 8-ounce packages of full-fat cream cheese that has been softened to room temperature. If the cream cheese is not gentle sufficient, the ultimate product could have lumps in it. And no, the lumps don’t bake out or soften within the oven.
- Egg. One massive egg that has additionally been omitted to come back to room temperature. If you happen to overlook this step, simply place it in a small bowl of heat water for five minutes and proceed. Beat the egg in a separate bowl earlier than including it to the batter.
- Lemon. Utilizing one contemporary lemon, we’ll use one teaspoon of freshly grated lemon zest and one teaspoon of lemon juice for the filling.
- Blueberries. This lemon blueberry cheesecake recipe requires ⅓ cup of contemporary blueberries that you simply wash and pick to verify they’re all excellent. Nevertheless, you may advert as much as ½ cup, in order for you further berries. You can too press a number of berries on the floor simply earlier than baking to make it further fairly.
- Flour. My trick to forestall all the berries from sinking to the underside of the pan is to coat them flippantly in 2 teaspoons of all-purpose flour. If you happen to look within the photographs, you may see the berries evenly suspended within the batter due to this trick.
- Preheat the oven to 325-degrees Fahrenheit and line your loaf pan with parchment paper in a single route. You need to use metallic clips to assist it adhere to the edges, if it’s worthwhile to.
- Crush the graham crackers both in a meals processor or in a bag with a rolling pin.
- Mix the crushed graham crackers with the melted butter. When it seems to be like moist sand, press it within the backside of your loaf pan in a fair layer. You need to use a small spatula or a shot glass to pack it firmly.
- Bake the crust for 20-22 minutes to assist it set.
- Whereas the crust bakes, beat collectively the softened cream cheese, sugar, egg, lemon zest and juice till clean, about 1 minute with a hand mixer.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the blueberries with the flour and toss till they’re all flippantly coated with flour.
- Lastly, stir the blueberries gently into the batter, and unfold it over the crust when it comes out of the oven.
- Earlier than returning the lemon blueberry cheesecake to the oven, decrease the temperature to 300-degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 40-45 minutes. It’s executed when the highest is not sticky.
- Take away from the oven, let it cool close to the oven as a result of drastic temperature modifications could cause cracks. As soon as cool, transfer to the fridge and refrigerate for no less than 6 hours (or in a single day) earlier than slicing and serving.
Gear to Make Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
- Loaf Pan – That is the precise loaf pan I exploit for making all of my small batch desserts.
- Microplane Zester/ Grater – I could not reside with out this microplane zester. Utilizing the aspect of a field grater simply does not evaluate.
- Parchment Paper – I line all of my pans with this parchment paper in order that nothing sticks. It makes getting desserts out of or off pans really easy!
- Hand Mixer – I exploit this hand mixer in virtually all of my recipes!
So, though this lemon blueberry cheesecake solely makes six slices, I need you to know how one can freeze the additional slices: slice your entire cheesecake, cowl the highest and sides of every piece with a bit of parchment or wax paper. Then wrap in two layers of plastic wrap, and place in a freezer container (or freezer storage bag) and freeze. The one downside is that being frozen nonetheless will not cease you from consuming them proper out of the freezer. I converse from expertise right here, hehe.
You may make this cheesecake as much as 3 days prematurely and retailer it within the fridge. You may make it forward of time and retailer it within the freezer for as much as 3 months, if it’s totally tightly wrapped in two layers of plastic wrap and positioned in a freezer-safe storage bag. To defrost, unwrap and place in fridge in a single day; slice and serve like regular.
Of all of the issues I’ve scaled down, this crustless cheesecake is one in every of my favorites. It is not simply handy to make use of a loaf pan to make six slices as an alternative of a large labor-intensive cheesecake, but it surely’s additionally unbelievable. It does not crack, it does not sink. It’s simply excellent, correctly. This lemon blueberry cheesecake simply exists and holds its form as a cheesecake ought to. While you slide your fork into it, it is by some means nonetheless mild and fluffy.
Cook dinner Time
1 hour quarter-hour
- For the crust:
- 6 graham cracker sheets
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
For the filling:
- 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 massive egg, overwhelmed
- zest of 1 lemon, freshly grated
- 1 teaspoon contemporary lemon juice
- ⅓ cup contemporary blueberries
- 2 teaspoons flour, for coating blueberries
- Powdered sugar, for garnish (non-compulsory)
- Decrease an oven rack to the decrease third place and preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper with sufficient overhang on the edges to simply take away the cheesecake from the pan. Put aside.
- Within the bowl of a meals processor (or a plastic bag), crush the graham crackers into crumbs.
- Stir the melted butter and granulated sugar into the graham crumbs.
- Push the crush firmly into the ready pan.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes, till crisp and starting to show mild brown.
- In the meantime, beat collectively the room temperature cream cheese, sugar, egg, and lemon zest till very creamy, about 1 minute.
- Subsequent, stir within the lemon juice.
- In a small bowl, stir collectively the blueberries with the flour, simply to coat.
- Stir the blueberries gently into the cheesecake batter.
- Unfold the batter over the cooked crust, decrease the oven to 300, and bake for 40-45 minutes, till the cheesecake is about. The highest won’t be sticky.
- Take away the cheesecake from the oven, and let cool utterly. Chill within the fridge for no less than 6 hours earlier than slicing and serving with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Easy methods to Freeze Leftovers: Cowl the highest and sides of every slice with a bit of parchment or wax paper, after which wrap in plastic wrap twice, place in a freezer-safe bag and freeze flat.
Make-Forward: You may make this cheesecake as much as 3 days prematurely and retailer it within the fridge. You may make it forward of time and retailer it within the freezer for as much as 3 months, if it’s totally tightly wrapped in two layers of plastic wrap and positioned in a freezer-safe storage bag. To defrost, unwrap and place in fridge in a single day; slice and serve like regular.
Quantity Per Serving:
Energy: 538Whole Fats: 32gSaturated Fats: 18gTrans Fats: 0gUnsaturated Fats: 11gLdl cholesterol: 118mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 46gProtein: 7g