No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

A no-bake cheesecake infused with sunny lemon flavor and topped with fresh, sugar-coated blueberries. The light and fluffy filling is made of cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream. It’s soft and airy like a cloud, nothing like a thick, dense baked cheesecake.

Now, I have to confess. . .I told a little white lie because while the cheesecake filling is no-bake, the crust is not. Oh, sure, you could leave it raw but it will be more crumbly and won’t hold together as well. I prefer it baked.

No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

To make the filling cream cheese, sugar and very cold whipping cream is beat until stiff peaks form. It’s easier to make in a stand mixer and a lot more work with a hand mixer. It will take a good ten minutes or more to get it to that point.

It’s best to add the blueberries after the cheesecake is chilled otherwise the moisture from them will make it watery and hard to set up.

You can refrigerate it for a softer cheesecake or freeze it for a frozen treat.

Either way, it makes a great hot weather dessert.

No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 1 cheesecake

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS:

Crust:
2 + 1/4 cups almond flour or graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons melted butter
Filling:
2 (8 ounce) packages of full fat cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 cup sugar
the zest of 2 lemons
1 + 1/2 cups very cold heavy whipping cream
Topping:
1 pint blueberries
1 - 2 tablespoons sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

    Make the crust:
  1. In a medium sized bowl stir the flour and sugar together. Pour the butter in and work it into the flour with a fork until it is completely combined.
  2. Press it into the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the crust for 12 minutes. Let cool then refrigerate.
  4. Once the crust is completely cool make the filling:
  5. In a stand mixer beat the cream cheese on low-medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the sugar and lemon beat 2 more minutes.
  6. On low speed slowly add the whipping cream. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and beat on low 2 minutes.
  7. Turn up to medium speed and beat 5 - 8 minutes until the mixture sticks to the beater when lifted.
  8. Pour into the crust and smooth out the top. Cover with aluminum foil.
  9. Refrigerate 6 - 8 hours for a soft cheesecake, freeze 6 - 8 hours or overnight for a firmer cheesecake.
  10. To serve:
  11. Toss the blueberries and sugar together.
  12. Remove the side ring from the pan, if frozen you may need to run a knife around the edge. Top the cake with the berries or cut into slices first and garnish each slice with a few spoonfuls of berries.
  13. To slice the cake dip a knife into hot water and dry it off between each cut.
  14. If refrigerated, the cake is best eaten within 36 - 48 hours, if frozen it will last longer.

Notes:

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No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Comments

  1. Pam says

    Oh my gosh, wish I had a bite of this right now! It looks great, easy and delicious. Love those blueberries!

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