As if cheesecake isn’t perfect all by itself…
Add some blueberries and lemon? Plus a gorgeous swirl pattern?
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Mmmm another cheesecake recipe to stir your senses.. or stir you sense-less.. HA! Today’s cheesecake is a delicious Lemon Blueberry Swirl that happens to be a family favourite, I’m making this for our huge Easter dinner. I’m lucky my family’s favourite dessert is cheesecake because it means I get to make it often! Or maybe they are the lucky ones… hmm…
Our big family get-togethers are always a loud and obnoxious whirlwind event. Two of my favourite moments are when everyone is seated and have just begun to shovel food in their mouths, soaking up the delicious spread my Mom always creates, and when dessert is served. Both are the only times you’ll be able to hear a pin drop throughout the entire evening, as everyone is too involved in the heaven plated before them.
How to make a swirl cheesecake
Start by making the graham crumb crust. Once baked, pour the cheesecake batter over the crust.
Spread out the blueberry sauce in a few spoonfuls over the cheesecake in different areas. Take a knife and swirl it back and forth in the cheesecake batter to create the beautiful pattern.
Once it’s been baked allow the cheesecake to cool properly before decorating with whipped cream, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and beautiful Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake!
There are lots of tips and tricks for baking cheesecake properly. For a good read on these including the use of water baths and tips to prevent cracking, check out Cheesecake Tips – All the things I wish I had known
This Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake is a keeper. I hope you love it too. Let me know what you think!
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Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake
Graham Crumb Crust
- 1.5 cups graham crumbs
- 6 tbsp butter melted
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 4 -8oz cream cheese bricks room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup sour cream room temperature
- 4 eggs room temperature
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Lemon Blueberry Swirl
- 2 cups blueberries
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1.5 tsp lemon zest
Lemon Whipped Cream
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tsp icing sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Small Saucepan
- Heavy Duty Tin Foil
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan combine the Lemon Blueberry Swirl ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and set aside to cool.
- Spray a 10″ springform pan with oil and cover the bottom and outer edges with heavy tin foil in preparation for a water bath. Make sure water will not be able to get inside the tin foil. Mix the crust ingredients and press into the bottom of the pan. Bake 8 minutes then set aside.
- Using a stand mixer and paddle attachment, or a medium bowl and hand blender, whip the cream cheese until all the lumps are gone. Add the sugar and whip again then scrape down the bowl. Mix in the sour cream. Next add the eggs one at a time, scraping down after each addition. Add the vanilla, lemon juice, sift in cornstarch and salt. Mix until just combined then pour into the crust.
- Spoon the lemon blueberry mix onto the batter in a few different places over the cheesecake. Take a knife and swirl it through the blueberry mixture a few times to create your beautiful Lemon Blueberry Swirl. Check out the photos posted above this recipe!
- Set the cheesecake into a roasting pan and add boiling water to the pan until it comes halfway up the tin foil. Check out my Cheesecake Tips for more details on how to use a water bath and so much more! Bake for 50-60 minutes. The outer edge will be puffy but the middle will still look a bit jiggly.
- Turn off the oven and prop the door ajar with a wooden spoon. Allow the cheesecake to rest for 1 hour before pulling it out. Leave it on the counter until it comes to room temperate before refrigerating. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
- Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Sift in icing sugar, add the vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Whip until hard peaks form. Pipe onto cooled cheesecake. Sprinkle with additional lemon zest if desired.