by Juli Recipes

Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good blueberry dessert? Shout out to The Gunny Sack for this amazing recipe!! I tweaked it a bit and experimented on my family first, and it went over so well that I made it a second time and took it to work! My husband told me it was better than cheesecake. And my coworkers were fighting for seconds. I’ll definitely be making this again.

Ingredients

–2 cups graham cracker crumbs
–1 stick butter
–1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
–2 (8oz) blocks cream cheese
–4 eggs, beaten
–1 teaspoon vanilla
–1 can blueberry pie filling
–1 (8oz) tub of cool whip

Directions

Confession. I didn’t realize you could buy graham cracker crust that wasn’t already smashed into a pie pan, so I actually crumbled the graham crackers myself. It tasted fantastic, so it was worth it. But if you want to save some time, you can always go the pre-made route. 🙂

Combine the crushed graham crackers, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 stick of butter. Press into a lightly greased 13×9 glass casserole dish.

Next, in a small bowl, beat the eggs. In a larger bowl (or a kitchen aid stand mixer if you have one–that’s what I used!), whip the cream cheese. Add beaten eggs, remaining sugar, and vanilla.

Pour onto crust and bake at 375 for approximately 20 minutes. (Both times I made it, I ended up baking it for 22 minutes.) You want for the cheesecake layer to be dry to the touch.

Once it has cooled, spread the blueberry pie filling. The great thing about this recipe is that other pie fillings could work just as well. But I am a sucker for blueberry. So I’ve only used blueberry both times so far. 🙂

Top with cool whip and serve! Or you can refrigerate before serving, which I did before I took it to work. Refrigerating helped the dessert to hold its shape when I cut it.

Both my mom and one of my coworkers told me that this blueberry cheesecake is the “perfect sweetness.” It’s not too sweet, which keeps you wanting more, but sweet enough to satisfy that craving. (I used fat free cream cheese, lite cool whip, and low fat honey graham crackers…but you’d never know if I didn’t tell you.)

If you try it, let me know what you think!