Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert recipe is great for sharing during the holidays.

Blueberry Cheesecake DessertBefore I got married almost 20 years ago, my family, my husband’s family and my friends gave me a box of recipes. I love that recipe box and still have all of the recipes. They are tried-and-true recipes that I know I will turn out. I love that the recipes are handwritten which gives them a more personal feel. While I realize that it is somewhat ironic for someone who shares recipes online to treasure handwritten recipes, it is what it is. I decided to share one of the recipes from my box called Blueberry Dessert.

Blueberry Dessert Recipe CardBrian’s grandmother gave this recipe to me because she knew it was one of his favorites. Both his grandma and his mom used to make this dessert for him. It is light, moist cheesecake topped with blueberry pie filling and whipped cream. Here is the recipe she gave me (with her name removed). I’m not sure where the recipe originated so if you have the source, please share it with me and I will add a link to this blog post.

Crush Graham CrackersThe first step is to crush 12 double graham crackers. I may be the last person on earth to not own a food processor so I used a zip top plastic bag and a rolling pin to do the crushing. Add melted butter and sugar to the graham cracker crumbs. Press into a 9×13 inch pan.

Cheesecake RecipeNext, cream 2 packages of cream cheese. Then, add eggs, sugar and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the crust and bake at 375 degrees for 20 or more minutes until done (top is dry to touch).

Blueberry DessertAllow the dessert to cool and top with canned blueberry pie filling and whipped cream.

Blueberry Dessert RecipeZack came home from school and asked about this dessert. He was very unsure about it and didn’t think he would like it. I encourage him to taste it and he surprised at how good it was! I brought the Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert to my parent’s house to share with everyone. My mom was busy feeding a bottle to my niece when dessert was served but she wasn’t worried because she wanted a piece of my dessert and knew there would be some left because we didn’t think the kids would eat it. Then, we overheard Zack telling all of his cousins that they had to take a piece of the Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert because it was soooo good! We quickly set aside a piece of the dessert for my mom so that she could enjoy it after feeding the baby!

Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe
 
Recipe via Brian's Grandmother
Ingredients
  • 12 double graham crackers
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • (2) 8 oz packages cream cheese - softened
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 tub Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Crush double graham crackers.
  2. Add melted butter and sugar.
  3. Press into 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Cream together cream cheese.
  5. Add beaten eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  6. Pour over crust and bake at 375 degrees for 20 or more mintues until done (top is dry to touch).
  7. Cool and top with blueberry pie filling and Cool Whip.
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Comments

  1. Ginny says

    Love this dessert. Been making something very similar to this and I believe Jill is correct in saying it comes from Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipes. We love the blueberry more than the cherry pie filling on top. You will not be disappointed when making it. Have been making it since the 60s,

  2. Jill Norell says

    Hi Tonia,
    This has been a family favorite in our family for years also.
    I believe the origin is from Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
    My Mom’s recipe is labeled Blueberry Philadelphia Cream Cheese Dessert.
    We have made it with cherry pie filling, also. Our family is divided about 50/50 on which is their favorite. It also works great with cherry and blueberry stripes for USA holidays. So fun to see someone else with this recipe as their family favorite too!

  3. Becky Petersen says

    This is terrific.

    I also live where we can’t buy blueberry pie filling, so I used my frozen blueberries and made the filling and we don’t have Cool Whip, so I used the real deal (whipping cream 30% fat). It is DELICIOUS. Definiteily going in my “keep” pile of recipes.

    Also, we don’t have graham crackers, but I just use some sort of sweetened crackers/cookies type of things and it works fine.

    This is exactly the taste I was going for when I searched for something with blueberry cheesecake dessert–like what I remember from various church potluck dinners. Thanks!

  4. Rachel says

    Would this work with fresh berries instead of canned? Looks delicious! Was thinking of trying this for the Fourth of July this year!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks, Rachel! I’ve never tried it, but I would suggest that you make a pie filling using the fresh blueberries. The thickened blueberry sauce really adds to the flavor.

  5. alisha says

    I tried making this….. I “creamed” the cream cheese and then added the rest of the ingredients and I got a curdling mess. The cream cheese would not blend with eggs, sugar and vanilla. It’s in the oven, I guess we’ll see how it turns out.

    • Tonia says

      Yes, you certainly can! My friend just made this dessert. She is expecting and after seeing it on my blog she couldn’t stop craving it. She said it is super easy to make and super duper good!

      • Amanda says

        So am I!! I thought this looked so delicious. Your pictures were just too good. I love that this was given to you when you were first married. What a great gift and cool thing to share with your family!

  6. Silver says

    This recipe looks absolutely amazing! I’d defiantly love to try it, however in my country they don’t well blueberry pie filling… Is there anyway I could somehow make some? Is it just like a blueberry syrup? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. claire lynn says

    I have serous blueberry cheesecake love and I am going to make this recipe for the holidays. Thanks for sharing a scrumptious dessert –
    Y’all know you can have dessert anytime, right?

  8. Karen says

    Tonia,
    Thanks for sharing this recipe I can’t wait to try it. Can you tell me how much graham cracker crumbs there are in 12 crushed crackers because I buy the box of graham crumbs already crushed? Thanks for your help ~ Karen

    • Tonia says

      Hi Karen,
      Until you asked, I had no idea what a complicated question that could be. I started looking into how many crushed graham crackers are in a cup and the answer really depends on what you consider a graham cracker. Is it the full “sheet”, half of the sheet or one small rectangle after cutting along all of the perforations? As best I can tell, 13 full graham cracker sheets equals 2 cups so I would suggest using a little less than 2 cups. Happy baking!
      ~Tonia

  9. Anna Bennett says

    Tonia,
    I have to tell you that my daughter & granddaughter’s are so happy that you share your Recipes as I send them to my Facebook & from there I share with them.
    I love getting all of your Recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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