Blueberry Cheese Pie
Make crumbs in a food processor, using graham crackers or wafers of your choice.
1 1/2 cups crumbs
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
Combine crumbs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and toss together. Add butter and stir well until blended. With your fingers press and pat the mixture over the bottom and sides of pie plate. Optional - bake in 325 degree oven for 8 min. and then cool.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Optional - 1 tsp. lemon or orange extract
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 TBSP cornstarch mixed with 2 TBSP water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Make cheese custard: In a bowl combine the cheese, sugar, and vanilla (and optional extracts) and beat well. Now add the beaten eggs and stir in gently, by hand. Pour into the baked shell and bake until just set, 25 to 30 min. Remove from oven and cool.
Combine the berries, water, and sugar in saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 5 min., stirring once. Remove from the heat and add the cornstarch and water mixture. Bring back to a boil and cook for about 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool until room temperature.
Spoon the berries over the custard. Chill for about 2 hours before serving.
This is my family's favorite dessert, ever!