Blueberry Cheesecake

Cook time: 1 Hr 30 Min  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: 12-18 slices

Ingredients:

 

1 1 /4 c graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 c butter or margarine, melted
BLUEBERRY FILLING
24 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 c sugar
5 tsp corn starch
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
2/3 c whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1 c fresh blueberries

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, stir together crumbs and sugar.
2. Add melted butter or margarine. Stir until well combined.
3. Press crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, and corn starch. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
5. Add eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Stir in whipping cream, vanilla extract, and lemon peel.
7. Fold in blueberries.
8. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
9. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. LOWER the temperature to 225 and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
10. Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan. Chill uncovered, overnight. Serve chilled.

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