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Blueberry Ricotta Cheesecake

June 30

The perfect make-ahead dessert for all your al fresco gatherings this summer, prepare it in advance, pop it in the fridge and make the blueberry topping just before serving!

  • serves Serves 8
  • time 60 mins


  1. 1. Place all the ingredients for the topping in a small saucepan over a medium heat and gently simmer for 5 minutes or until the fruit begins to break down. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely before spreading on cheesecake.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm springform cake tin with parchment paper on the base and sides.
  3. 3. Combine the biscuit crumbs and butter until completely mixed through. Press this mixture into the base of the cake tin. Place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. 4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta and sugar until smooth and creamy. Whisk in the eggs one at a time until completely incorporated. Fold through the egg yolk, vanilla bean paste and lemon zest.
  5. 5. Pour the filling over the biscuit crumb base and smooth off the top.
  6. 6. Place the cheesecake in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. 7. Turn off the heat and allow to cool in the oven.
  8. 8. Once the cheesecake has cooled completely and you are ready to serve, pour over the cooked blueberries. Serve in generous slices.

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For the base:

250g digestive biscuits, blitzed to a fine crumb

100g butter, melted

For the cheesecake:

500g cream cheese

100g sour cream

150g ricotta

175g caster sugar

3 large free range eggs, 1 egg yolk

Zest of ½ lemon

1 tsp vanilla vanilla bean paste

For the blueberry topping:

500g fresh blueberries

Juice of ½ lemon juice

75g granulated sugar