The Best Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

The Best Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

We are in full swing of the blueberry season around the county.  If you can’t go to a pick your own farm, markets have great prices on fresh blueberries.  We have updated this post since 2014 and my daughter and her friend actually made the recipe and took most of the photos. 

I thought the kids would have eaten them all by now but it was a crazy week with the kids coming and going. I was not sure what I wanted to make with the remainder of the blueberries but while at the store I picked up a Graham cracker pie crust. I spent a few minutes online and found a blueberry cheesecake bars and decided to adapt it for this Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Pie.

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I call it shortcake Blueberry Cheesecake Pie because half the work is done for you by buying a store-bought graham cracker crust. If you feel so obliged to make your own but I am all about easy, especially during the summer.

The Best Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Then make your cheesecake filling, which could not be simpler. I was a little nervous as it seemed pretty runny but I just added some additional cooking time. Make sure the middle of the pie is set before taking it out of the oven.

 

While your cheesecake layer is cooking, prepare your blueberry topping. If you were feeling like making a huge short cut buy a can of blueberry topping, but with all the fresh blueberries around and it is so simple, make it yourself.

 

In just minutes on the stove, you have your awesome blueberry topping. Told you it was easy, just sugar, corn starch, and water to make this blueberry topping.

Give yourself at least 4-6 hours before you want to serve this pie. You really want it to get cooled in the fridge. Most cheesecake recipes suggest cooling overnight. I made this late morning and we had it for dinner the same day.

 

Enjoy the flavors of blueberries in this shortcut cheesecake pie, you can probably change the topping to meet your families tastes and what is in season at the markets.

 

Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

 

The Best Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

The Best Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Yield: 8 Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

layers of cheesecake topped with a homemade blueberry topping. The Best Blueberry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust Pie Crust, store bought
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 to 1/4  cup white sugar , depending on sweetness of berries
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, eggs and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture over pie crust.
  3. 3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until middle is set
  4. 5. For the blueberry filling: In a large sauce pan, combine blueberries, water, corn starch and 1 cup sugar. Cook and stir until thick. Add the lemon zest and juice now if using.
  5. 6. Spread blueberry filling over baked cream cheese mixture. Let cool. Refrigerate overnight or for several hours
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 437 Total Fat 22g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 11g Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 306mg Carbohydrates 55g Fiber 3g Sugar 30g Protein 6g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Pin this for your next dessert this blueberry season

easy blueberry cheesecake pie recipeBe sure to check out all the other blueberry recipes we are featuring on the blog including the easy Blueberry Crisp recipe.

9 Comments

  1. Hey easy is my favorite! And it doesn’t seem to take too long either. Great share and I love having the idea of just getting the store bought kind. I don’t feel so guilty for quick and easy!

  2. My husband would love this . He loves blueberry cheesecake.

  3. I love cheesecake especially with blueberries. This is definitely one to try.

  4. This sounds amazing, pinning for later.

  5. Oh my, this looks so delicious! I love your recipe, sounds very easy and the flavors must taste amazing 🙂

  6. Oh that looks so good! We have a blueberry bush this year…this would be so fun to make with our blueberries! YUM

  7. Oh, yum. I have no problem with cooking shortcuts. This looks wonderful

    slehan at juno dot com

  8. This is such a yummy looking pie. You did a great job in making this. I love Blueberries and cheesecake together, and this is an easy pie recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Yum!! Anything cheesecake is a winner to me!! Found you at Friday Favorites!

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