Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Recipe Type: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 2 hours 30 mins

Cook time: 1 hour 5 mins

Total time: 3 hours 35 mins

Serves: 6

Learn how to make a delicious baked blueberry cheesecake with a hazelnut crust.

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 100g Finely chopped and roasted hazelnuts
  • 200g plain flour
  • 125g cold Butter in cubes
  • Pinch salt
  • 100g caster sugar

 

  • Filling
  • 500g cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 200g blueberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to gas 3 / 165 c

Grease a 9-inch spring form tin with butter

  1. Step 1 – make the crust.
  2. If using a blender, put all the ingredients in the mixer and blend until the mixture becomes lumpy and like large bread crumbs
  3. Or put the flour and butter in a large bowl and rub together until it looks like large breadcrumbs, Then mix in all the other crust ingredients
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the tin firmly then put in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until it’s turned golden on top
  5. Take out and leave to the side.

 

  1. Step 2 – make the filling
  2. While the crust is baking you can start on making the filling
  3. If using a blender, add all ingredients apart from the egg’s and blueberries
  4. Blend until smooth and all the lumps have gone
  5. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry, just put all the same ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth
  6. Then add the eggs, one at a time and beat slowly until it is all mixed in
  7. Then stir in the blueberries
  8. Don’t whisk the cheesecake, as you want to avoid adding air
  9. Pour the filling on top of the crust and put in the oven for 45 minutes
  10. To check it is done, gently shake the tin and if it wobbles slightly in the middle it is done, if it is still runny it’s not done
  11. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in there to cool down for an hour
  12. Once it is cool, put into the fridge and leave to chill over night
  13. then impress the socks off anyone with this... They'll be all yours!
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