Monday, January 28, 2013

Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Sauce

For the longest time I did not think I liked cheesecake. I understand that from a calorie point of view, not liking cheesecake might be good thing. But my dear husband Terry is a serious cheesecake fan, having boasted a time or two that he ate 13 (yep thirteen!) pieces of cheesecake at a single sitting.

Bless his heart, just for the record, it is always the skinny ones........

But the truth is, I love cream cheese. It is creamy and tangy and rich. It seems I also love cheesecake, but not the traditional spring form pan and that particular presentation. It can also be a challenge to serve. Enter the standard 9X13 pan, coupled with the same wonderful cheesecake flavor, and an easy to serve bonus.

Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Sauce
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Makes up to 30 servings

2 c crushed graham crackers
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c melted butter

3 8oz packages cream cheese
3/4 c sugar
dash salt
1 T flour
4 eggs
juice of 1 lemon

1 1/2 c lemon curd, homemade or purchased

Blueberry Sauce:
4 c blueberries - fresh or frozen (no need to thaw)
2/3 c sugar
dash of salt
1 c water - divided
1/2 t cinnamon
2 T cornstarch

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

To make the crust, combine all ingredients, press gently into the bottom of a prepared 9X13 pan. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese until smooth, beat in sugar, salt and flour. Add eggs one at a time, mix in completely. Add lemon juice, mix well, scrape bottom and side of bowl, mix again if needed.

Gently pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Bake 45-60 minutes or until done in your oven. Set aside to cool. When warm to the touch, spread with the lemon curd. Let cool completely.

To make the Blueberry Sauce, combine the berries, sugar, salt, cinnamon and 3/4 c water. Bring to a boil, simmer 5 minutes. Stir cornstarch into the remaining water, until smooth. Add to the blueberry mixture, cook until thickened and transparent.

Serve squares of cheesecake with blueberry sauce.


Recipe rating:  It's Ok. (tasty but not special)

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Sage Trifle said...

This cheesecake sounds divine. I love the idea of using lemon curd. And then of course, you must have the blueberry sauce. I'll be making this one!

Kat said...

I love cheesecake, but don't eat it much because of the calories. Yours looks mouth-watering!!

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

Your cheesecake looks delicious. Lemon and blueberry is such a wonderful flavour combination and their tangy sweetness is the perfect foil to cheesecake. I like the idea of having the lemon in the cheesecake and the lemon curd too, for layers of flavour. I like the idea of making the cheesecake in the rectangular pan too.

Alea Milham said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop. I’ve pinned it to my dessert board.