Monday, July 13, 2009

Day late for Sweet Melissa Sunday: Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Cornmeal Crumble Crust



Eliana of A Chica Bakes chose July 12th's Sweet Melissa Sunday's baking selection: Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Cornmeal Crumble Crust. The recipe can be found in The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy on page 189 - 190.







The crust is made with a coarse yellow corn meal and gives a cookie crust, type of texture, but with crunch. The coarse corn meal adds to the cheesecake's overall texture and flavor. The blueberry sauce, studded with whole berries, combined with the distinct lemon flavor of the cream cheesecake made for happy tastebuds and great flavor!





Coarse cornmeal is a big adjustment if a person is not used to it. The first bite was not expected and I have to admit, I was not taken with it. Next time, I will either process the cornmeal down more or use a different crust because the overall cheesecake and sauce was fantastic!




The cheesecake has such a creamy texture and wonderful lemon aroma and flavor. I loved that there was no sour cream in the recipe. Fresh ingredients always takes a recipe over the top and this recipe was no exception.




My cheesecake ended up with zero cracks, thanks to the water bath. A beautiful golden brown on top edges.





A great unmolding~!









The color combination is just beautiful! Great for presenting to guests.

10 comments:

Tracey said...

Your cheesecake looks fantastic! I really enjoyed the cornmeal crust, but I can see that it wouldn't be for everyone.

The Bahens said...

I didn't have any coarse cornmeal, so I just used regular, and it was delicious! Definitely try it.

Nina said...

oh, I loved that last picture! It looks so beautiful!

Sonia said...

Look at the last photo, it look so tempting, I wish I can have a bite..

Eliana said...

Your cheesecake looks amazing. Thanks so much for baking along with me.

Flourchild said...

Sweet mother of whom ever! I LOVE this cheesecake of yours! You are such a Great baker and your pictures are to die for!

Sarah said...

Your cheesecake looks fantastic - I love that you made a square, and I love the shot with the blueberry sauce. Delicious!!!

notmicrowavesafe said...

The juices from the blueberries look fantastic- and your cheesecake didn't crack! Nice work!

Flourchild said...

Very good looking cheesecake!

Heidi said...

Your blueberry cheesecake looks devine! I just bought a half-flat of local blueberries and was looking for something different to bake with them. I think I found my recipe! I came across your blog when I was searching for a "white chocolate swan" for my boss. I googled "white chocolate swan" and up came your blog!! It was the white chocolate cheesecake that was the post. Well, now I have another fun baking blog to read! Thanks!

Heidi