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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Creamy lemon cheesecake, laced and topped with fresh blueberries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, cheesecake, instant pot, lemon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 1005kcal

Equipment

  • 8 in. Springform Cheesecake Pan, parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 c. crushed graham crackers
  • 8 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 24 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp. lemon juice approx. 2 large lemons
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 lg. eggs room temp. (separate yolks from whites)
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries

Lemon Blueberry Topping

  • 3 lg. eggs mixed together with fork or whisk
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/3 c. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 c. fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and brown sugar until the consistency of wet sand.
    cheesecake crust mix
  • Cut parchment paper to fit bottom of cheesecake pan. Place in bottom of pan and lightly spray paper and sides of pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
    cheesecake pan
  • Place graham cracker mixture in bottom of pan and spread evenly. Press mixture into bottom and approx. 1/2 in. up sides of pan.
    cheesecake crust in pan
  • Chill in freezer while preparing filling.
  • In large mixing bowl, on low speed, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth and totally combined. Scrape bowl throughout mixing to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
    cheesecake filling
  • Add sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix on low to combine.
    mixing cheesecake
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
    eggs in cheesecake
  • Gently fold blueberries into batter.
    adding blueberries to cheesecake mix
  • Remove crust from freezer and evenly pour batter into pan.
  • Place trivet included with instant pot into bottom of pot.
  • Add 1 c. of water to bottom of instant pot.
    water in instant pot
  • Gently lower cheesecake pan onto trivet.
    cheesecake in instant pot
  • Place lid on instant pot and using the instructions that came with the pot, lock lid and seal.
  • Cook on high for 35 min.
  • Release pressure on pot and remove cheesecake pan. The cheesecake will be done when it only jiggles a bit. Cheesecake will have some water around edges. Using a paper towel, wick up the water.
    lemon cheesecake
  • Chill cheesecake for several hours or overnight.

Lemon Blueberry Topping

  • In med. saucepan, over med-low heat, stir together eggs, sugar, juice and zest with a wooden spoon until creamy and smooth.
    lemon topping for cheesecake
  • Turn heat to low and continue to stir until mixture thickens and coats the back of spoon. (4-5 min.)
  • Add butter and stir well.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Spread on top of the cheesecake and sprinkle with fresh blueberries.
    lemon topping on cheesecake

Notes

  • It is important to use a wooden spoon when making the topping as metal utensils can cause a chemical reaction with citrus.  Also, metal conducts heat differently and may affect the outcome.
  • Using a low speed on the mixer will help to incorporate air better in the cheesecake, resulting in a lighter cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 1005kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 1848IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 3mg