Monday, 21 June 2010

Baked Blueberry Cheesecake- with blueberry sauce

Creamy , yummy and gorgeous looking dessert- Yes !! I am talking about cheesecake. I am sure those have tasted cheesecake can never say 'No' to this tempting dessert. I fell in love with this dessert during my stay in New York State and let me tell you NY cheesecakes are very famous all around the globe. And if you are living in US you should definitely try cheesecakes from 'The Cheesecake Factory' atleast once.

My love for cheesecakes urged me to learn making this dessert at home..The first cheesecake I made was Strawberry cheesecake which I have earlier posted in my blog here. And this time, I baked a Blueberry cheesecake with home made Blueberry sauce. And I was so happy with the results, I just loved the gorgeous colour of the blueberry sauce on it and I was so happy that it was baked perfectly and didn't crack. And I am definitely going to bake this again and again.

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE

Ingredients:

For the base:
1 cup digestive biscuits-crumbs,
3 tbsp of melted butter,
1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder and
1/2 cup of sugar.
For the filling :
16 oz /approx 500 grams of cream cheese,4 large eggs,
16 oz sour cream,
1 1/4 cup sugar,
3 tbsp all purpose flour,
1 tsp vanilla extract and
1 tsp lemon zest.
For the sauce:
2-3 cups fresh Blueberries,1/2 cup of sugar,
1 tbsp of cornstarch and
juice of half lemon.
Method: Preheat the oven to 325° F / 162° C. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the crust and And press this mixture firmly into a round spring form baking pan. Press in very firmly using the back of a ladle or with a measuring cu(with flat surface). When, the crust is firmly pressed, refrigerate the pan till the filling is ready.

To make the filling- Beat the cream cheese in a bowl with a hand held mixer on medium speed until fluffy.Add the sugar and beat again for 1 minute. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat on low speed after each addition . Add the sour cream, flour, vanilla essence and the zest and beat on low speed just till all the ingredients are well combined. Pour this mixture into the chilled crust and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 45-60 minutes or until firm, but little wobbly in the center. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack . Refrigerate for ateast 7-8 hours or overnight and just before serving top it with blueberry sauce or store bought blueberry pie filling.

For the sauce:
Combine all the ingredients listed above in a non stick saucepan and cook over a medium heat until the sugar is melted, the blueberries breaks and till it reaches the consistency of a sauce. Cool in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Notes:

Special care should be taken, to prevent the cheesecake from cracking. And the main reasons for the cheesecake cracks are over beating the ingredients or over baking. So, always make sure not to over-bake the cake.
If you like the the crust even on the sides, just double the quantity given above for the crust and press the mixture firmly and evenly on the sides.

31 comments:

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Oh goodness, can you get better than Blueberry Cheesecake?! I think not :)

Guna's kitchen said...

Beautifull!!!!!!nice color... very tempting... well explained.... happy to follow ur blog

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That is a wicked looking cheese cake. I love cheesecake too but I seldom make it cause I am weight watching..The cake has baked beautifully without cracking.
I wish I had two over-grown teenage kids to polish off any dish I whip up..

Rach said...

I love blueberries! No wonder mouth watering is going on here :D Looks so yummy :)

PranisKitchen said...

thats delicious baking a cake and adding the favorite ingredient and making it cheesey creamy its not so easy.. really good one faiza.. so cheesy .i am not that grt fan of blueberry but this one making me drool..yum

AshKuku said...

I love the blueberry flavor in ice creams & cakes.... Very yum!!!! I am just left drooling here & it is over.... EMPTY!!!! ;-(

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Suja Sugathan said...

Beautifully baked cheese cake..love blueberries..yummy cake.

shahana said...

Looks so perfect !! Yumyumyum...........

Priya said...

Wat a droolworthy and gorgeous cheescake, looks super tempting..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Faiza, I am not a berry person, but this cheesecake looks drool-worthy !!! May be I can use this method and chocolate sauce, yum, yum, yum !!!

Shabs.. said...

Looks sinfully divine....1/2 kilo of cheese and 1/ kilo of sour cream....who ate em all?.....after all it's cheese cake isit?...looks yummy..i never baked one after my sons birthday party. Check out for cherry cake at my space.Its real good one from mowie.

Faiza Ali said...

@ Shabs- yeah... its cheesecake right? :) My husband, my kiddo and my neighbors finished it all. I ate only 1 piece :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow!!!wat a tempting cake,with my fav fruit...yummy

Divya Vikram said...

Made a blueberry cake yesterday. THis looks delicious with that nice sauce on top.

Kanchan said...

I've been waiting for this recipe for long now :)

Looks so yummmyyyy .... Bookmarked .. i've to try this soon ..

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful cake...superb dear

Padhu said...

Wow What a color !! Looks fabulous and I like the last picture very much

Jaisy James said...

looks so nice dear

Jaisy James said...

looks so nice dear

Jaisy James said...

looks so nice dear

Deepti said...

Wow it luks gr8...luv the idea of sauce.

Mriganayani said...

Love the last picture of the empty plate - shows us how delicious the cheesecake was!

Nitha said...

Superb cake..

M D said...

Aah! What an awesome creation! Love the traditional cream cheese cheese cakes and with blueberries it can't be anything less than decadent!

Shifa said...

hi faiza...u hv got a wonderful blog.....
recipes r too good, me gonna try it,
btw u from kerala? would like to know more bot u....

Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome!! awesome..looks so perfect and delicious..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Excellent cake with blueberry:)

Sayantani said...

ohh ho ho what a tempting creation this is. looks lovely Faiza love this sweet juicy texture and the gorgeous colour. great work.

shifa firoz said...

Faiza i cant take my eyes of it!!

Fathima said...

Wow! Cheesecake with blueberry...Just perfect... love the clicks!

Anonymous said...

Hungry bellies have no ears.

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