Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie (100% whole grain)

This blueberry cream cheese pie has a creamier and softer texture than a normal cheesecake and a whole grain cookie crust!

Blueberry cream cheese pie - creamier, smoother and gooier than a regular cheesecake with a whole grain cookie crust!

You know what’s silly? I only have three recipes under the pies and tarts section. I’ll take a piece of pie (or a pie) over a piece of cake any day so I’m not exactly sure why I’m lacking in the pies department.

Maybe it’s because pies are usually pretty difficult to make healthy. So here we just have a slightly healthier…ish cream cheese pie pie. I reduced the sugar a little and used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. But the crust? I took a classic pie crust and replaced it with a sugary cookie crust. So I went and actually added a bunch of sugar there.

But you guys. This crust is the best crust ever. I will never make a traditional pie crust again. I’ve never liked them but I could tolerate them. Not any longer. The crust was the one I used in my raspberry lemon bars, which were adapted from Heidi’s recipe.

Blueberry cream cheese pie - smoother, creamier and gooier than a cheesecake with a whole wheat cookie crust!

I like cheesecake. But this takes cheesecake to a whole ‘nother level. It tastes just like a cheesecake but it’s not firm like a normal cheesecake. Instead it’s creamy and gooey. I will always prefer soft and gooey to firm so this is *the* perfect pie for me!

Another reason why I don’t make pies often is because I don’t need to have an entire pie around. I only made this one because Mr. T was supposed to meet someone the next day and could therefore remove the pie from my presence. This sadly did not happen and there was fighting over the final pieces near the end of the pie’s life (like, what, after 1 1/2 days?)

This cream cheese pie was so enjoyable that I feel a duty to come up with different variations. Namely apple. And pumpkin. All I know is that it’s ruined regular cheesecake for me.

Congratulations to Lynda M. who won the S’mores Cookbook! And thanks to everyone who entered. :)

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie (100% whole grain)

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie (100% whole grain)
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  • Yield: 9 pieces

Ingredients

    Crust:

  • ½ cup (113 grams) butter
  • ½ cup (100 grams) unrefined or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (140 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
  • Filling:

  • 8 ounces (225 grams) regular or reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup (1.2dl) plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) unrefined or granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups (450 grams) blueberries, fresh or frozen (do not thaw if using frozen!)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined or granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest, salt and ½ cup of the flour. Beat well and then add in the rest of the flour.
  4. Continue beating this mixture until well combined.
  5. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9" deep dish pie pan.
  6. Using a fork, poke holes in the dough, about 1" apart.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes and then remove the pie crust from the oven.
  8. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling.
  9. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  10. Add the Greek yogurt, sugar, egg, vanilla, lemon zest, salt and beat until very well combined. Set this aside.
  11. In a large bowl, very carefully combine the blueberries, cornstarch, sugar, and lemon juice.*
  12. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the bottom of the crust and use a silicone spatula to make it as even as possible.
  13. Then spoon the blueberries over the cream cheese mixture, again spreading them out as evenly as possible.
  14. Bake for 35 minutes (also at 350 degrees F) or until the center is almost set and remove from the oven to cool completely.
  15. Once the pie is completely cool, place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 - 6 hours before serving.*
  16. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

  • I thought that it'd make more sense to combine the cornstarch, sugar and lemon juice first and then add this to the blueberries. That didn't work. It was just a lump of cornstarch. So do it like it says in the directions for a less frustrating experience. :)
  • Trust me, this doesn't taste very good while warm! Let it chill thoroughly.

Crust recipe adapted from Whole Grain Honey Sweetened Raspberry Lemonade Bars - Food Doodles and pie recipe adapted from Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie - Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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40 comments on “Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie (100% whole grain)” — Add one!

  • Roberta
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    August 15, 2013 @ 1:32 am

    I made your blueberry cream cheese wholegrain pie for Girls’ Night In yesterday. It was a huge success! Your recipe went home with several people. I guessed at the oven temp (375) and my crust was almost too done but so tasty nobody cared. Thank you for a great dessert that I can call health food . . .
    I am trying the chocolate zucchini cookies next.

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    • Erin replies to Roberta
      August 15, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

      Oh, that’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear that you and the other girls enjoyed the pie. And you totally made me day with saying that you sent the recipe home with the others! I hope you’ll enjoy the cookies and thanks for the feedback and rating. :)

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  • Suzanne
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    August 14, 2013 @ 5:32 am

    This looks so delicious Erin, I need to try the cookie crust and a warm slice of this pie would really make me happy!

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    • Erin replies to Suzanne
      August 15, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

      I bet it would! Wish I still had some to give you. :)

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
    August 13, 2013 @ 2:43 am

    I am not a huge fan of regular pie crust either, so I am definitely going to have to try this one!

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  • Anna
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    August 12, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    I tried this cheescake and it is truely delicious! It didn’t survive 24 hours – my husband and me only eating… :D

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    • Erin replies to Anna
      August 12, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

      Haha. Yay! So happy that the two of you liked it! And yeah, we had the same problem. It lasted about 36 hours among the two of us but we had to work SO hard to make it last! Thanks a bunch for the feedback and rating. :)

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  • Jennifer busby says
    August 12, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    I’m probably blind, but what temp do you bake the crust/pie at?

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    • Erin replies to Jennifer busby
      August 12, 2013 @ 10:21 am

      Whoops. :( Sorry, Jennifer! Fixed it. 350F. And sorry for the slow reply. Dumb time zone differences!

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  • Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} says
    August 9, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    I have not had dinner yet and I SO want a slice of this cheesecake! Looks AMAZING!

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  • Valerie says
    August 9, 2013 @ 1:46 am

    Yes! Pies are so much better than cakes! It’s true. :D
    This looks fabulous, Erin! *Crushing* on that sugar cookie crust.

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    • Erin replies to Valerie
      August 10, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

      Yay! Someone who agrees. :D

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  • Ada ~ More Food, Please says
    August 8, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    Yummy! The crust sounds delicious, I must give it a try. I like how the cream cheese filling is healthier too :D

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  • Jennie @themessybakerblog says
    August 8, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    I gotta have that crust. This pie looks so good!

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  • The Café Sucre Farine says
    August 7, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    This is seriously making my mouth water, I’d definitely be fighting over the last piece!!

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  • laurasmess says
    August 6, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    What a gorgeous looking cheesecake! That soft and creamy centre, studded with glistening blueberries… I reckon you could call it art. In fact, I’m going to! Love the fact that you’ve gone wholegrain also. That justifies a slice for breakfast, methinks… wholegrains, fruit, yoghurt!! Definitely! x

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    • Erin replies to laurasmess
      August 10, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

      Oh wow. You have a way with words! I wish you could write my posts for me. :) Thanks for your very nice comment!

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  • Tracey says
    August 6, 2013 @ 2:04 am

    What a fun twist on a traditional pie! I love the big, whole berries on top – so gorgeous! And if it tastes like cheesecake, well, sign me up :)

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    • Erin replies to Tracey
      August 10, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

      Thanks! :) And yeah… whole berries = less work! :D

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  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
    August 6, 2013 @ 12:25 am

    Oh wow, that is one mouthwatering blueberry pie! Love that it’s whole grain, too! Stunning recipe, Erin.

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  • Becca from Cookie Jar Treats says
    August 6, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    I have never been a fan of pie crusts either. I always eat he filling and usually never the pie crust. But I would be totally down with a sugar cookie with some fancy filling :)

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    • Erin replies to Becca from Cookie Jar Treats
      August 10, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

      Same here! That stuff is not even very yummy and it’s just wasted calories. And fancy filling! I like that. Totally going to use that in a future post.

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  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today says
    August 5, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    I want to try this the best crust ever :)

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    August 5, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    This pie looks so good, love the blueberry and cream cheese combo – yum!

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  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says
    August 5, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    Look at that creamy filling – looks so delicious! Funny I just posted a recipe with my “alternative” to cream cheese filling. :)

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  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says
    August 5, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    I LOVE Cheesecake and if this is really even better then sign me UP! I pinned and hoping to make asap :)

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  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies says
    August 5, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of pie crusts, but this one sounds good! I also like the idea of a gooey cheesecake. I’m totally on board with this!

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    August 5, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Loving that cookie crust…and this whole pie. Delicious!

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