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Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake is sweet, tart, and creamy all at once! Lemon cheesecake perfectly accents the sweet blackberry sauce for a dessert perfect for any occasion!


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Lemon Cheesecake

  • graham cracker crust
  • (2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons) all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounce lemon yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • juice of one large lemon

Blackberry Sauce

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, place a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add flour and mix well.
  4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, egg, and yogurt and stir until blended.
  5. Pour cheesecake filling into crust.
  6. Place cheesecake in the oven above the pan of water. Bake 45-55 minutes or until set.
  7. Allow to cool. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
  8. To make the blackberry sauce combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. As it begins to heat up, smash blackberries in the pan to release the juices.
  9. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  10. Strain sauce into a bowl and top cheesecake.

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