Desserts, Easy, Shavuos

RECIPE: Blueberry Cheesecake for Shavuos, the Cheesecake Holiday

Slice of blueberry cheesecake on white plate on white background

Man, we Jews are lucky. What other people have a holiday centered on cheesecake, everyone’s favorite dessert?? Want an easy one to make your holiday prep go faster? We’ve got you covered.

Blueberry Cheesecake

Yield: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can blueberry pie filling


  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and melted butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan
  • Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed, until just blended. Pour filling over crust.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until center of cheesecake is almost set and doesn’t jiggle.
  • Cool cheesecake on rack
  • When cool, spread blueberry pie filling over top of cheesecake, run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake
  • Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours
  • Remove pan, serve