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Creamy Cheesecake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This creamy cheesecake recipe has a vanilla wafer crumb bottom, a simple cheesecake topped with a thin layer of sour cream and blueberry sauce.

Ingredients

Crust
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup cane sugar (you can substitute granular or brown)


Cheesecake
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice concentrate
1 cup sour cream

Blueberry Topping
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
pinch salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cold water
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Makes about 1 cup)

Directions

Crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together the crumbs, sugar and melted butter and press into 9 inch springform pan, going up the sides as well.

Bake for 8 minutes. Set aside to let cool then put into the refrigerator to cool more before adding the filling and baking again.

Cheesecake

Turn the oven down to 300 degrees F.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, using an electric mixer,

beat the cream cheese until smooth, add the condensed milk and beat until combined.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the lemon mix in.

Pour onto the pie crust and bake for 50 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.

Once the cake is baked, turn off the oven and let it sit without moving it for one hour.

After the hour is up, remove from the oven and let sit on a cooling rack until it is room temperature.

Place into the refrigerator to cool.

Blueberry Topping

In a small pot combine the blueberries, water, sugar and salt.

Stir together and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, then bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 7 minutes or until the berries burst.

Pour a small amount of the hot blueberry juice into the cornstarch, stir to combine then pour the cornstarch mixture back into cooking sauce.

Stir and cook for another 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.

Transfer the blueberries into a container.

Keep refrigerated until needed.

Assembly

Spread sour cream on top.

Spread blueberry sauce on top of the sour cream.

Remove the sides of the pan, slice and serve.

Leftovers must be refrigerated.

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