Thursday, January 12, 2012

New York Style Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote

I finally used up the last batch of frozen blueberries in my freezer to make some compote to go with this cheesecake. Baked cheesecake is such a treat and often well received by your family and guests. I served this to a friend of mine who came to visit me before our move and she really likes it. The creamy taste of the cheesecake went so well with the juicy sweetness of the blueberries and paired perfectly with a strong cup of coffee. I baked this in 2 small 6” spring form pan and gave one to my friend to take home.

For the Crust:

1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs


1 cup sugar
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Blueberry Compote:

2 1/2 cup blueberries – fresh or frozen
1/3 cup sugar – depend on how sweet you like it
2 tbsp lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Grease the sides of a 9” spring form pan or use 2 small 6” spring form pan
3. In a large bowl, combine butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press into bottom of pan and freeze.
4. In the meantime beat sugar and cream cheese on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
5. Blend in cream. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg is added.
6. Mix in sour cream, cornstarch and vanilla until smooth. Pour the filling batter over the crust.
7. Bake for one hour or until firm and only the center of the cheesecake looks a little wet and wobbly. Turn oven off and let cake cool in oven for about 5 hours (this help prevent the surface from cracking as it cools)
8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving with blueberry compote.
9. To prepare the compote, combine 1 1/2 cups blueberries, sugar and lemon juice in heavy small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until berries burst, stirring often for 3 minutes. Add remaining 1 cup berries. Cook until compote coats spoon, stirring often, for another 3-4 minutes (I like my compote on the chunky side so it cook them only for 2)

Note: The baking time can vary due to the differences in ovens, so make sure to check that the cheesecake is firm with only the center being a little wet and wobbly.


WendyinKK said...

I always chicken out when it comes to halting the baking process. So, I always end up overbaking.
Scared undercooked, rather have it overcooked, hahah.

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love baked cheesecake and the last few attempts was not up to my expectation. Your cheesecake makes me want to try again. That's a very lovely cake.

Unknown said...

that is a work of tasty art.

lena said...

i only have one cheesecake in my blog menu, a little intimidated by the baking process.. your cheesecake looks scrumptious with that topping!

Swee San @ TheSweetSpot said...

oh love blueberry cheesecake. The blueberries looks so plump and juicy!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

look at the blueberries juices, this is just a perfect combo! tempting and good!

pigpigscorner said...

Baking cheesecake is always tricky. Yours looks so good!

LoLy said...

OMG, looks like heaven..WOW, thank you for sharing :)
Wishing you a great day xx

Elin said...

Beautiful cheesecake and look at those plump and juicy blueberries! Perfect match ;) drooling

mycookinghut said...

oh wow! I love NY style cheesecake! This looks just so yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, you are so good in baking so making cheesecake will be a breeze for you :)

Quay Po, thank you. Yea my frist few attempts didn't turn out well either but it gets better with practice. Hope you try making it again.

Jennifurla, thank you.

Lena, thank you. I hope to see more cheesecake posting at your blog :)

Swee San, thank you. I got these berries during the summer and freezed them up. That is why there were so plump :)

Sonia, ha ha..real tempting isn't it :)

Pigpigscorner, thank you.

Loly, you are most welcome. You too have a great day :)

Elin, thank you.

Leemei, thank you.

Unknown said...

this looks truly srumptious will have to give this a whirl thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

i've been craving for cheesecake all morning, looking at this just makes me want some even more! this is beautiful, good job!

Yummy Bakes said...

Awesome cheesecake. Happy new year to you and family.