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!


Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Blueberry Cheesecake with an amazing shortbread crust is the perfect way to enjoy a warm day!


  • 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


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

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Reader Comments

  1. This is one stunner of a cheesecake! I just love that perfect drizzle of chocolate over top and swooning over how light and airy the photos are! I’d love a slice right about now. 🙂 Pinning!

  2. Oh my that sound like one incredible cheesecake! Love the shortbread crust–bet it would be fab with homemade cookies 🙂

  3. You are a saint to take all of your kids shopping with you!! I only have my boyfriend, and even he is a handful sometimes… He even calls himself a kid that I have to look after. At least when he wanders off to look at things, I can call his cell phone. And he doesn’t pour water on me. You poor thing!! But anyway… I’m totally loving this cheesecake and wondering just how many slices I can eat in one sitting. Without anyone sending me judging looks. Pinned!

  4. Been there, done that! So thankful mine are old enough to shop with and not hate it 100% of the time!
    Gorgeous cheesecake!

  5. What a beautiful cheesecake! My mom LOVES cheesecake, this is on my Christmas break to-make list! Pinned!

    I don’t have kids, but can relate to that feeling of being overpowered by small children. I’m 10 years and 20 years older than two of my cousins. When one was in elementary school and the other one was just a baby I felt like going anywhere with them was a mess and the older one was constantly pulling pranks on me. You are AMAZING for bringing your kids shopping with you. At school they are probably telling their friends what a cool mom they have who brought them to target, let them play hide and seek, AND they got yummy popcorn. 🙂 You’re amazing!

  6. Target is a ‘happy place’ for me too. I really need to work on getting that Cartwheel app since I shop there once a week. Your cheesecake is no joke! It looks more like a $50 cheesecake (at least)! : )

    1. You are the sweetest! 🙂 Thank you. And yes! You can save a lot using the app! The other day I got a $10GF just for buying products I already had on my list. Was awesome!

  7. I am a Target lover too. Being a Redcard holder makes me feel like a have a personal assistant to help me in my busy momma life. I order everything online whenever possible just for the reasons you described (minus 2!) and I feel like a bigwig. I have diapers and pull-ups delivered. The jammies that I remembered that one kid has grown out of. Extra snow pants for school, a yoga dvd because THIS time I am going to exercise, presents…you name it. Shipping is free and there is a 5% discount so it takes care of our tax. There is no minimum shipping so quite often there are days that I hop online 5 times because I remembered something else that I was supposed to order. When I do get to shop at the store it is very cleansing, if I get to shop alone. If my troops are with me more often than not we veg with a snack because there is more running around to do and I miscalculated how long we were going to be out and did not bring snacks from home. I love love love Target – can you tell? Their return policy is wonderful too. I chucked when I read about your kids at the store because there are moments when mine are crazy out of control but I have to shop. Ugh…it’s the reason I often make “midnight” shopping runs…oh, and Target is open late for me to do that too!

      1. It’s so much fun to have those big boxes of diapers show up at your front door and you didn’t have to pack everyone up to go get them. Plus, those big boxes will delight the wee ones 🙂 Eventually those boxes may get on your nerves as everyone starts to fight about them in that famous sibling way…and then they are history when everyone is asleep!

  8. Oh Target. We have such a love/hate relationship mostly because I can never control myself in that store! but I suppose that’s a good thing. 😛 This cheesecake is GORGEOUS.

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