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    filed under: Cheesecakes on December 6, 2014

    Blueberry Cheesecake with an amazing shortbread crust is the perfect way to enjoy a warm day!
    Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

     

    I loved developing this recipe almost as much as I loved eating it. If you happen to love blueberries as much as I do, you will flip for these amazing and unique flavor combination!

    Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

    A traditional graham cracker crust would work here too! I also like the idea of an Oreo crust. Chocolate and blueberries are a match made in heaven!

     

    Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

     

    blueberry cheesecake with shortbread crust

    Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

        Ingredients

        • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
        • whipped cream
        • zest and juice of one lemon
        • 2 eggs, room temperature
        • 1/3 c milk
        • 1 1/2 pt blueberries, fresh or frozen and thawed
        • 3/4 c sugar
        • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
        • 1 lb (16 ounces or 2 packages) cream cheese, room temperature
        • 1/4 c flour
        • 1/2 c sour cream
        • 1 c shortbread crumbs
        • chocolate sauce

        Instructions

        1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare (spray, grease, parchment, butter, etc.) a 9-inch springform pan.
        2. Mix up finely ground shortbread crumbs with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Press into the bottom of the springform pan.
        3. In a stand mixer fit with paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes on medium-high. With mixer on low, add in milk and then eggs, one at a time.
        4. Add in sour cream, flour and vanilla and mix until smooth.
        5. Remove bowl from stand mixer.
        6. In a food processor, puree blueberries with lemon zest and juice. Pour puree into cream cheese mixture and stir by hand until incorporated.
        7. Pour blueberry cheesecake filling onto prepared shortbread crust and bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until the topping is set.
        8. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve, at least 4 hours.
        9. Cover with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

        Recipe adapted from today.com.

        I love that so many of the items needed for this recipe were on sale.  I also love that the sale included so many “fresh” items!

        Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

        This cheesecake is for the blueberry lover.  It is slightly bitter due to the small amount of sugar and the lemon-blueberry combination.  The addition of the chocolate drizzle is essential!

         

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        I LOVE Target! The past two places I have lived have both been in very close proximity to a Target and I told my husband that if we were to ever move again, the most important things to look for are school districts AND how close is Target! This cheesecake is simply beautiful!

        This looks like the ULTIMATE cheesecake!!

        This looks too perfect to eat!

        Ahhh that must have been so stressful!!!! The employees seem so kind !!!! Wish we had a target where I stay. This app looks incredible and do I even need to mention HOW AWESOME this blueberry cheesecake looks! <3 Loving the shortbread crust!

        I totally can relate! I may not have cried in Target but I’m sure I’ve done it in at least one store. Kids…what to do with them…what to do without them…

        Gorgeous cheesecake. Love the simplicity.

        This looks amazing, I can’t wait wait to try it! Do you think there might be any way to make miniature ones?

        What a beautiful cheesecake!!

        So happy to find you and your blog through the Wms Sonoma blog this evening! I’m making your sugar cookies for a party I’m hosting this weekend!

        Oh my goodness Amanda, that was so kind of that employee – even a minute of laughter and calmness is just what we moms need sometimes. Love Target too and this cheesecake! It’s absolutely perfect!

        Target and the cartwheel app are my friends. 🙂 That shortbread crust sound delicious and the cheesecake is so pretty.

        Bitter Cheesecake ~ Music to my ears!

        Don't Pass on Dessert!