Recipes: Dessert

Blueberry Chocolate Cheesecake

Get ready for a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious – the richly colored Blueberry Chocolate Cheesecake. You’ll find the chocolate in the cookie crust, while the cheesecake mixture is made with blueberry purée, giving it the distinct purplish-blue blueberry hue.


Blueberry Purée

  • 3⁄4 cup frozen blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Chocolate Cookie Crust

    • 1 1⁄3 cup chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
    • 1⁄3 cup butter, melted

    Cheesecake Filling

    • 2 packages (each 8 ounces) block-style cream cheese, softened
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 
    • 1⁄4 cup blueberries, to garnish


Blueberry Purée

  • In blender, purée blueberries until smooth. 
  • In small saucepan set over high heat, add blueberry purée, sugar and lemon juice; stirring, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  • Strain mixture through fine-mesh sieve into medium bowl (discard solids), then let cool completely.  

Chocolate Cookie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, stir together chocolate baking crumbs and butter.
  • Firmly press mixture into bottom of greased 9-inch tart pan, pressing up the sides.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp and set. Let cool completely.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Reduce oven to 325°F. 
  • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla and salt and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in flour. Fold in blueberry purée. Pour over cooled crust. 
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until center is almost set but still retains a slight jiggle. Let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.  
  • Garnish with fresh blueberries before serving. 


Store cheesecake in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 3 weeks.

Portions: 12