Blueberry Cheesecake


  • 250g shortbread biscuits
  • 80g unsalted butter, melted
  • 250g softened cream cheese
  • 400g mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoons lavender sugar (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup (80g) blueberry jam
  • 300g blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot


  1. Whiz the shortbread in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter and whiz to combine. Press into a 35cm x 11cm tart pan and chill for 15 minutes or until firm.
  2. Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone and 1 tbs lavender sugar with electric beaters until combined, then spread in the pan and chill for 1 hour or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, place the jam, half the blueberries and remaining 1 tbs sugar in a saucepan over medium heat with 2 tbs water. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until the berries start to burst, then stir in the remaining berries. Mix the arrowroot with a little cold water in a small bowl, then stir into the berries and cook for a further 30 seconds or until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  4. Remove the cake from the pan and serve with the blueberry sauce.