Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is the ideal summer dessert. It’s fresh, tangy, and light. With a graham cracker crust as the base, the beautiful ripple effect on the inside is lemon cheesecake swirled with a fresh blueberry sauce. Yummy!
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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.
We are very much a cheesecake family – we LOVE them! The tart flavors of lemon are paired with sweet blueberries to make this lemon blueberry cheesecake that is topped with lemon curd, whipped cream, and slices of lemon.
Now, if you’re feeling particularly chef-y, you could make your own homemade lemon curd using our simple recipe. But of course, you can also buy it from your local supermarket and it’s still gonna be all good!
Making cheesecake is a bit of a labor of love, as it needs time to cool down properly and set. So after the cooking time, the cheesecake stays in the (switched off) oven for another 50 minutes to begin to cooling and setting process, followed by a shift in the fridge overnight – or until you are ready to serve.
So make sure you allow yourself enough time when making the lemon cheesecake for a party or event!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Blueberries, Lemons
- Dairy – Unsalted Butter, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Eggs
- Cornstarch – also known as Cornflour.
- Graham Cracker Crumbs – you can buy these as crumbs, but can also buy them whole and crush up yourself. If you can’t get these crackers in your location, Digestives are a good alternative, or whatever biscuit/cookie/cracker you would normally use to make a cheesecake base.
- Pure Vanilla Extract – always buy good vanilla as it really does make a flavor difference.
- All-Purpose Flour – also known as Plain Flour.
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More Recipes Using Blueberries
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is blueberries, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Rustic Fresh Blueberry Crisp Served with Greek Yogurt (Gluten-Free)
- Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes with Crumble Topping
- Frozen Blueberry Margaritas – A Refreshing Adult Slush Drink!
More Cheesecake Recipes
Looking for more cheesecakes to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Instant Pot Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries & Blueberries
- Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted-Caramel Crunch Topping
- Rich & Creamy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
How Do I Make Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
For the Blueberry Sauce
- 2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch (cornflour)
- ¼ tsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest
For the Crust
- 2¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
For the Lemon Cheesecake
- 3 (8oz/225g) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- ¾ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp lemon zest
- 2 cups lemon curd
- Whipped cream
- Lemon slices
- To make the blueberry sauce, place the blueberries, water, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and lemon zest into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring frequently. Remove the pan from the heat and leave it to cool completely.
- Line the bottom of a 9-in round springform pan with parchment paper and spray the bottom and sides with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
- To make the cheesecake crust, place the cracker crumbs, sugar, salt, and butter into a medium bowl and whisk together to create a "wet sand" texture.
- Press the crust into the bottom and about 2-3"(5-7.5cm) up the sides of the springform pan. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.
- To make the lemon cheesecake, place the cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar into a bowl and beat until combined and smooth.
- Beat in the 3 large eggs and 2 egg yolks, one at a time, until combined.
- Beat in the vanilla extract until combined.
- Beat in the flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest until combined.
- Pour half of the cheesecake batter into the crust.
- Drop spoonfuls of the blueberry sauce onto the cheesecake batter and swirl around. Then pour the remaining cheesecake batter on top.
- Fill a 9x13" baking dish halfway with hot water and place it on the bottom rack in the oven.
- Carefully place the cheesecake onto an oven rack above the baking dish in the center.
- Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour and 25 minutes, and when the time is over, turn the oven off and keep the door closed. Leave the cheesecake inside for 50 minutes to allow the cheesecake to set.
- When the time is up, leave the cheesecake to cool at room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator overnight for it to chill and continue to set.
- Before serving, pipe the edge with fresh whipped cream and lemon slices
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 833Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 271mgSodium: 572mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 13g
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Make It A Full Meal
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Classic Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze – An Easy Party Appetizer
- Soup: Vichyssoise Recipe- A Chilled Creamy Leek & Potato Soup
- Salad: Grilled Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes
- Main Dish: 5-Ingredient Herb Mustard Sirloin Steak Recipe
- Side Dish: Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Beverage: Cucumber Cantaloupe Mint Fizz
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