Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake and Homemade Crust

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This fresh blueberry cheesecake is a delicious recipe for cheesecake pie that uses fresh blueberries and a homemade graham cracker crust. This recipe for cheesecake pie includes a homemade crust with graham crackers, ground walnuts, brown sugar, and butter, along with a cream cheese filling and fresh blueberry topping. If you don't have fresh blueberries you can also use frozen blueberries, so you can enjoy this recipe for cheesecake pie any time of the year. If you don't have any blueberries in the house, you might opt to use other berries you have on hand such as raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.

Anytime you use blueberries in a recipe you know you are doing something good for yourself. Not only do berries look good when you use them in a recipe idea as they are bright and colorful, but they are flavorful, and sweet superfruits that have a list of health benefits. Berries are high in both antioxidants and polyphenols, which may help to fight chronic diseases and cancer. Recent studies suggest that sprinkling just a few extra blueberries into your yogurt or blending some raspberries into your morning smoothie may also help to reduce heart attack risks. Blackberries are high in nutrients like dietary fiber, Vitamin C and contain iron, calcium, and vitamin A. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and low in fat, free of saturated fat. Strawberries are heart-healthy and packed with lots of vitamin C. Strawberries are also an excellent source of folate, which is a nutrient that may help protect your heart. Raspberries also are rich in dietary fiber, manganese, and vitamin C. Raspberries also have high levels of polyphenols, which help reduce heart disease risk. Like blueberries, they contain compounds that may help to widen the arteries, which may prevent plaque buildup. The perfect blueberry should have a dusty color. Some people want to wash off dusty color, but you don't have to wash it off until you are ready to eat them, as a rinse will soften the blueberries, which can make them spoil a lot quicker.

The walnuts used in the homemade graham cracker crust for this cream cheese cheesecake also helps to add some nutritional benefits to the recipe. Walnuts are a great addition to all sorts of recipes and tasty snack ideas. Whether you are looking for a walnut holiday cookie recipe, easy cookie ideas or homemade cookies, walnut is a good choice. Just think of walnuts in your favorite fudge recipe, or a banana bread recipe idea with some chopped walnuts, always a yummy recipe. Walnuts are also packed with a lot of nutritional value as walnuts are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, and iron, with lesser amounts of calcium and Vitamin C.

This is just one of the cream cheese cheesecake recipes you will find on The Southern Lady Cooks recipe site. You will find a wide variety of recipes from main dish, side dish, soup and salad recipes, cupcake recipes, dessert recipes and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake with Homemade Crust From The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Graham cracker crumbs, old-fashioned rolled oats, ground walnuts, brown sugar, butter, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract, blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, lemon juice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 329, Calories from Fat 189, Total Fat 21.0g 32%, Saturated Fat 11.1g 55%, Cholesterol 52mg 17% Sodium 217mg 9%, Potassium 206mg 6% Carbohydrates 30.7g 10%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 23.5g, Protein 6.1g, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 12%, Iron 6%

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