- 40 vanilla wafers, crushed
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
- 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
- 6 tablespoons cornstarch
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- BLUEBERRY GLAZE:
- 3-1/2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Edible pansies or violas and fresh mint leaves, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 325°.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Process cottage cheese in a blender until smooth; beat into a cream cheese mixture. Beat in the sour cream, cornstarch, flour, lemon juice and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust.
- Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 70-80 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight
- For glaze, puree 2-1/2 cups blueberries in a food processor; press through a fine mesh sieve, reserving 1 cup juice. Discard pulp and seeds.
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and reserved blueberry juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
- Remove sides of pan. Spread glaze over cheesecake. Sprinkle with remaining blueberries; garnish with pansies or violas and mint if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Reviews for Blueberry Cheesecake
"I gave the recipe 2 stars because my husband actually thought it was ok. I have been searching for the best blueberry cheesecake recipe for a long time, and I was excited to see this one with the cottage cheese and sour cream in it. But I was really disappointed, and I'm a pretty good baker. First, I think the flour and especially the cornstarch in the batter is a ruiner, I could taste them in the finished cake. Second, the batter grew on baking and did not fit in a pretty large and tall springform pan so the edges got very tall and it cracked horribly. I give it credit for a nice blueberry topping and a pretty good presentation."
"By far the BEST cheesecake EVER!"
"This cheesecake is fantastic!! Since I am not a big fan of blueberries, I used a cherry pie filling and it turned out great. It was a huge success. Its also way easier to make than it looks."
"way easier than regular cheesecake and consistently FANTASTIC!!"
"This is absolutely the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. My husband said that is was better than any "Cheescake Factory" cheesecake. High praise! I subsituted the blueberries with strawberries, due to my families preference. It is FABULOUS! Don't miss this one."