Cheesecakes are super yummy on their own, but with the addition of any kind of fruit, they become even yummier. This blueberry cheesecake, which I learnt from my mother, is one of a kind and is always a crowd pleaser.
- 2 – 1/3 cups graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted (unsalted) butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 8-ounce pack room temperature cream cheese
- 1 – 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 5 big eggs
- 1 16-ounce can of sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla aroma
- 12-ounce fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries (that should be thawed and drained)
- Preheat your oven to around 375°F
Using a good quality aluminum foil wrap the outside of 10-inch-diameter spring form pan. Take all the ingredients for the crust and combine them in a processor. Blend until the crumbs are moist. Press this crumb mixture firmly onto the base of the spring form pan and at least 2 inches up the sides of the prepared pan. Put the pan in the oven for around 8 minutes so that it can be baked until the crust begins to brown. Cool the crust.
In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese and the sugar with an electric mixer. Add the flour and further beat the mixture. Beat in flour. In the end, one at a time, add the eggs and beat the mixture on low speed after adding each egg. Pour this mixture on top of the crust.
Now take a large roasting pan, place the spring form pan in this roasting pan and add boiling water to the sides of the pan. (Don’t exceed one inch up of the sides of the pan). Now put the roasting pan in the oven and for around an hour bake the cheesecake, until it has set and the top is golden brown. Once it has been baked, turn off the oven but DO NOT remove the cake from the oven. Let it stand on the oven rack for a further hour after which take out the cheesecake from the roasting pan and put it in the fridge for around 6 hours. After the 6 hours, cover the cake and put it back in the fridge for the entire night.
The next day loosen the cake, by running a knife around the sides and put the cake on the serving dish. Arrange the blueberries on the top in any design you wish.