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Sep022011

Peach-topped blueberry cheesecake

I have been absolutely dying to share this recipe with all of you. It is one the most delicious things to have been produced in my kitchen in quite some time. And isn't it pretty?

A few weeks ago I picked up a box of peaches from Trader Joe's. I allowed them to ripen for two days and they transformed into some of the juiciest, most delicious pieces of fruit I have ever tasted. I envisioned myself crawling into peach flesh like in James and the Giant Peach, and just sleeping there. Mmmm, juicy, tasty peach flesh..

Anyhow, I wanted to do everything possible to not waste a single morsel of these tasty peaches. So I ate my share. My husband ate his share. Sammy ate his share. Elijah wasn't interested. Then I made this cheesecake. I indulged in one delicious slice and I brought the rest to work to share with my coworkers. This was a dangerous one to keep at home.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

In the bowl of a food processor, add:

15 graham crackers, broken into pieces

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted

Process until crumbs form and butter is combined. Press the crumbs onto the bottom of the springform pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the following ingredients with a hand-held mixer until smooth:

Four 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Blend in 1/2 cup milk, and add 4 large eggs, one at a time, just until combined.

Add:

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Mix until smooth.

Add 1 pint of fresh blueberries and carefully mix them in with a spoon until combined.

Pour the filling into the prepared crust.

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and allow the cheesecake to cool with the oven. This helps to prevent cracking.

Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour.

Top the cheesecake with 4 peaches, cut into thin slices.

In a small bowl, warm 1/2 cup peach preserves for 30 seconds in the microwave. Brush the warmed preserves over the peaches.

Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

I can't think of anything I'd rather do with fresh summer peaches. Aside from crawling into them, that is.

Peach-Topped Blueberry Cheesecake

Two delicious and juicy fruits in one cheesecake!

Serves: 8-12

Total time: 2 hrs 30 min

Peach-Topped Blueberry Cheesecake



Ingredients: 

  • 15 graham crackers, broken into pieces
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Four 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 4 peaches, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. In the bowl of a food processor, add the graham crackers, 1/3 cup sugar and butter. Process until crumbs form and butter is combined. Press crumbs onto the bottom of springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese and 1 ½ cups sugar with a hand-held mixer until smooth. Blend in milk. Add eggs, one at a time, just until combined. Add the sour cream, vanilla and flour and mix until smooth. Add the blueberries and carefully mix in with a spoon until combined. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow cheesecake to cool while in the oven to prevent cracking. Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Top cheesecake with the peaches. In a small bowl, warm the peach preserves in the microwave for 30 seconds. Brush the warmed preserves over the peaches. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

 

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Reader Comments (16)

This looks so so beautiful! And the fact you rate it so highly too just makes me jump for joy, i simply must give this one a go - it looks too good to miss! :)

Yum! This looks so tempting... it has to be bad for me! I love the picture of the fresh peaches and blueberries in the bowl! I could just taste the juices!

09.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Wow!! This is positively gorgeous! I love this recipe SO much, and am saving it for my Father-In-Law's birthday in a couple weeks, as he loves cheesecake! Buzzed!

09.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Farmers Wife

OHMILORD! I want to move in to the peach with you. We can have hammocks :)

I can't believe you took this to work...there's NO WAY I would share this...

Buzzed!

09.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

That is stunning! The colors are so vibrant and perfect for peach season.

I'm a huge cheesecake fan (it was even our wedding cake) so this is right up my alley; especially since it uses two of my favorite fruits. Your peaches are definitely gorgeous. Fantastic recipe. Many thanks.

This cheesecake looks fabulous! The colors on it are so vibrant and I love that it is packed full of delicious fruit! Beautiful photos as well!

09.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Oh, you reeled me in with that peach topping! Fabulous cheesecake...I wish I had a slice right now :)

09.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Oh My Amazingness. This really is the only alternative to crawling inside of a fresh summer peach ;)

09.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

OMG! That cheesecake looks amazingly delicious and your images are stunning!!

09.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

OH my word! That might be one of the most delicious creations I've seen in a while. I just pinned it and I will definitely be making it next summer. I came over from Chef Dennis' blog and I am so glad I did. I love your blog and I will definitely be back. Congrats on your blogging anniversary!

Oh My My My !!! Looks scrumptous.I followed over here from 5dollardinners, so glad I did.

05.26.2012 | Unregistered Commentergracieann2004

Have you ever tried it with the peaches inside and the blueberries on top? Would it mess the whole thing up?

06.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I fell in love with this at first sight. Fantabulous! I made it and posted on my blog today, if you'd like to stop and see! (with a few tweaks, of course. That's what we do!) :)

http://dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com/2012/09/blueberry-nectarine-cheesecake.html

09.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Question, when you say graham crackers do you mean squares or the bigger rectangles? I am about to make this and not sure how much graham crackers to put in

07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterArielle

Hi Arielle! One graham cracker is a big rectangle, as it comes out of the package. Hope this helps!
Megan

07.6.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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