Blueberry-topped Cheesecake Slice
ready in 9 h. 35 min.
- For Graham Cracker Crust
- 2.333 cups crushed Graham crackers
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
- ¼ cup sugar
- For Cheese Filling
- 4 cups cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 5 large, fresh eggs
- 2 cups Sour cream
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsps fresh lemon zest
- For Blueberry Topping and Glaze
- 3 ¼ cups fresh Maine Blueberries
- 3 Tbsps apricot preserve
- 1 tsp water
- granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
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For the Graham Cracker Crust:
Preheat oven to 375º F. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Combine crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until crumbs are just moist. Press crumb mixture firmly onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Bake until crust begins to turn golden, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer pan to a wire rack to cool. Maintain oven temperature.
For Cheese Filling:
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar, using an electric mixer, until well blended. Beat in flour. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each one until well combined. Beat in sour cream, milk, vanilla and lemon zest, mixing until smooth. Pour cheese filling over crust.
Bake cheesecake until center is just set and top is slightly puffed, about 1 hour. Turn off oven, keep oven door closed and let cheesecake stand in oven for 1 hour. Transfer cake to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate to cool further for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
For Blueberry Topping and Glaze:
Rinse blueberries and pat dry.
Put apricot preserves and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until preserves have completely melted. Strain to remove any fruit pieces or lumps. Let cool slightly.
Arrange blueberries on top of cheesecake. Gently brush the blueberries with the apricot glaze. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Remove sides from springform pan. Serve.