Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Glaze

Lemon Cheesecake


1 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. butter
1 slightly beaten egg yolk
1/4 tsp. [easyazon-link asin=”B000GAWH4G” locale=”us”]vanilla[/easyazon-link]


5 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. [easyazon-link asin=”B001GE8N4Y” locale=”us”]vanilla[/easyazon-link]
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
juice of one lemon
1 3/4 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 or 5 eggs (1 cup)
2 egg yolks
1/4 c. whipping cream

Make Crust:

Combine first three ingredients. Cut in butter till mixture is crumbly. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Pat 1/3 of dough on bottom of 9 in. [easyazon-link asin=”B0091QS41G” locale=”us”]spring-form pan[/easyazon-link] (sides removed). Bake in hot oven (400 F.) for about 5 minutes or until golden; cool. Attach sides to bottom, butter, and pat remaining dough on sides to height of 1 3/4″. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Make Filling:

Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add vanilla, lemon peel and juice. Mix next 3 ingredients, gradually blend into cheese. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, beating after each just to blend. Gently sir in whipping cream.

Turn into crust-lined pan. Bake at 450 F. for 12 minutes; reduce heat to 300 and continue baking 55 minutes. Remove from oven; cool. Loosen sides with [easyazon-link asin=”B0000VM5AM” locale=”us”]flat spatula[/easyazon-link] after 1/2 hour. Remove sides at end of 1 hour. Allow to cool 2 hours longer.

Blueberry Glaze

2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups water
4 cups fresh blueberries, divided

Make Blueberry Glaze:

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; blend thoroughly. Gradually stir in water.

Crush 1 cup blueberries; add to sugar mixture.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.

Continue to boil about 2 minutes or until mixture is clear.

Strain through [easyazon-link asin=”B000HVBES4″ locale=”us”]fine mesh strainer[/easyazon-link] or [easyazon-link asin=”B00069ZUXW” locale=”us”]chinois[/easyazon-link]. Cool.

Final Assembly

Arrange remaining blueberries over top of chilled cheesecake.

Pour cooled glaze over berries.

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