This Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert recipe is great for sharing during the holidays.
Before 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.
Brian’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.
The 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.
Next, 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).
Allow the dessert to cool and top with canned blueberry pie filling and whipped cream.
Zack 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!
- 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
- Crush double graham crackers.
- Add melted butter and sugar.
- Press into 9x13 inch pan.
- Cream together cream cheese.
- Add beaten eggs, sugar and vanilla.
- Pour over crust and bake at 375 degrees for 20 or more mintues until done (top is dry to touch).
- Cool and top with blueberry pie filling and Cool Whip.