Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

One of the things I've been craving the most lately is blueberries. I can't seem to get enough of them in any way, shape, or form -- in muffins, in bread, in salads, in handfuls. My grocery store had a really good sale on blueberries recently, so needless to say I stocked up. And then I found myself with an abundance of blueberries, more than we could possibly eat. And it was then that Deborah very fortuitously posted a recipe for blueberry cream cheese pie on her blog. And I knew that I had to have it immediately.

This pie is soooo good, there are really no words to describe it. Basically it's a no-bake cheesecake, but the filling is fluffier and lighter than a traditional cheesecake. You could make this pie with absolutely any fruit topping; I'm going to try strawberries next. Cherries or blackberries would also be delicious. This is the perfect summer dessert!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
Source: adapted from Deborah's Culinary Confections, original recipe from Allrecipes

1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 16-ounce tub whipped topping, thawed
1 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups fresh blueberries

1. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly into graham cracker shell and set in refrigerator to chill.

2. In a large saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice until smooth; stir in blueberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Allow blueberries to cool, then spread over cream cheese pie layer. Refrigerate until serving.


Keri said...

How did you know I was looking for a blueberry dessert recipe:-)?? I, too, have an abundance of blueberries and need something to do with all of them. I can't wait to try this recipe.

Allison said...

Must be the day for yummy desserts! This looks delicious! For some reason, blueberries have been calling to me lately as well.

Donna-FFW said...

Absolutely adore this cheesecake.. it looks fantastic!

Katie said...

My Mom makes something very similiar using either cherry or strawberry pie filling. How wonderful would it be to add fresh fruit instead. Your's look so yummy that I might just have to try it after I get out of this morning sickness, nothing is really edible phase of my pregnancy. Hope everything is well with your soon to be new little one!