Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

filed under: Cheesecakes on December 6, 2014

Blueberry Cheesecake with an amazing shortbread crust is the perfect way to enjoy a warm day! And, it can be made even more amazing by using homemade shortbread cookies as the crust!


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!


Recipe adapted from

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!


Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry cheesecake with shortbread crust
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 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
  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.


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  • Shannon @ Bake. Frost. Repeat. says:

    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!

  • ATasteOfMadness says:

    This looks like the ULTIMATE cheesecake!!

  • Julie @ Cupcake Girl says:

    This looks too perfect to eat!

  • Samina | The Cupcake Confession says:

    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!

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    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.

  • Janae Rios says:

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

  • Lexi @ Sempre Dolce says:

    What a beautiful cheesecake!!

  • Betsy says:

    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!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Betsy!!

  • Kelly says:

    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!

  • Chineka @ Savor The Baking says:

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

  • Priyanka says:

    Bitter Cheesecake ~ Music to my ears!