How to make it

  • Before You Start:
  • Position the rack in the center of your oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Turn a 9-inchspringform pan upside down and cover the bottom and sides with aluminum foil. The foil should come up at least halfway on all sides, so that the water from the water bath will not leak through. Line the bottom of the springform pan with parchment cut to fit exactly. Using nonstick vegetable cooking spray, spray the inside papered bottom and sides of the pan.
  • To Make The Crust:
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add the flour, cornmeal and salt and mix until combined.
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the springform pan. (I use a cup with a flat base to help me press the crumbs evenly up the sides.) Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Lower the oven to 325 degrees.
  • To Make The Cheesecake:
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese, mascarpone and sugar until smooth. Scrape down the bowl and the paddle. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared crust and spin gently to level the batter.
  • Place the springform pan in a roasting pan large enough to hold it. Fill the roasting pan with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the center is just set. Remove the pan from the water bath and remove the aluminum foil on top. Using a sharp knife, loosen the edges of the cheesecake from the pan. Let cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove the bottom foil liner and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours to overnight.
  • To Make The Blueberry Topping:
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine half of the blueberries, the sugar, water and lemon juice and cook until thick, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining blueberries. Let cool to room temperature or refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • To Complete The Cheesecake:
  • Once the cheesecake is chilled, release the springform ring from around it. To remove the bottom, slide two offset spatulas under the cake and transfer it to a serving plate.
  • Spoon the topping over the cheesecake and serve.
  • The topped cheesecake will keep in a cake saver in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want to, you can make the cheesecake and the blueberry sauce ahead. Store them tightly wrapped separately for up to 3 days. Top the cheesecake before serving.
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Shandy, another of your fantastically beautiful desserts - you always capture the beauty of the food, making me want it NOW! What great pictures, and the recipe sounds like something I know I will love at first bite - come on, lemon and can I resist THAT?!? Plus I can't wait to try the cornmeal crust - very different!
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  • cupcakequeen 9 years ago
    OMG i love the cheesecake and it look beautiful will try the recipe one day.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    great sounding and looking recipe... five forks
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  • wynnebaer 9 years ago
    My youngest son is a "cheesecake freak"..So this is perfect as I'm always looking for a "new" cheesecake for him....He's thanking you now for his next cheesecake....Awesome pics!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    sounds delicious!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Wow love the photo and cheesecake a print try and save recipe thanks high5
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  • larkspur 9 years ago
    How interesting! I absolutely love blueberries and cornmeal...I'm going to save this recipe! Thanks!
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