I’ve been forgetting to check the food holidays and was incredibly happy to discover it’s Blueberry Cheesecake Day! So tonight, I’m bringing some cheesecake for our #DoodlewashDinner topped with deliciously syrupy blueberries. At home, we’ve been eating a light Japanese cheesecake that Philippe made this week, but this doodlewash is of the good old fashioned version with a lot more calories. That killer kind like mom used to make with a graham cracker crust and filling so dense it immediately coated the roof of my mouth like peanut butter.

Though the filling and toppings are obviously the star of this dessert, my favorite part was always the crust. Some versions even consist of crushed cookies as if the concoction on top wasn’t already suitably sweet. It’s basically taking a dessert and adding the coolest thing you could possibly add to it – more dessert! I rarely get to taste desserts like this anymore, since I typically try to be careful with what I eat. But if nobody’s looking, then it doesn’t count, so I have been known to still sneak a slice here and there if the opportunity presents itself.

Even if it was filled with enough saturated fat to take down a horse, I loved this kind of blueberry cheesecake! Of course, it was much more fun when I could eat it without worrying about calories. Now, if I eat a slice, I have to “balance” which is a sweet way to say starve myself accordingly for the next couple days. But it’s honestly a small price to pay for this level of goodness. So bring on the blueberry cheesecake! I’ve got a fork in my hand and I’m ready to pay the price. It’s a day worth celebrating to be sure!

You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Pyrrol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

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62 replies on “National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

  1. Oh, YUM! This does look delish! 😄💜 I like how you painted the graham cracker crust and love those syrupy berries! At least you left off the whipped cream! 😉 Saved a few calories there! Whew! Lol! 💕🍰🍴

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  2. You captured blueberry cheesecake perfectly – it looks delectable and decadent and delicious. Those drippy blueberries – that scrumptious crust – oh my…. such a great doodlewasher are you.

    Thank heaven I can’t eat it off the computer.

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  3. I am a total sucker for cheesecake but my guys don’t like it! 😮 I’m tempted to lick the screen right now because your doodlewash is so scrumptious. ❤️😋

    Will Philippe share the Japanese cheesecake recipe?

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  4. I just finished dinner and now I’ll have a piece of the Blueberry Cheesecake, Charlie. Your doodlewash is mouth watering. My grandmother was the cheesecake maker in our family but it was always plain, but oh so good. Thanks for posting this delicious treat.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! 😃💕Haha…they were good! When I was growing up, pretty much everything I was fed came in a box. It’s really quite lucky I survived to adulthood. 😊And I think I’m ready for the month to end as well. I keep teasing myself with treats I don’t get to eat!! Lol

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      1. oh, Charlie! no one could ever hate you. Not even you!!
        you’re just way too nice 🙂 all you’d have to do for that cheesecake is … well, I guess not eat for a couple of days. right. that isn’t sounding like much fun either, is it!? oh, dear!

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  5. Nee-naw, etc. 😉 At least we can take solace in the fact that calories aren’t a concern when it comes to the Doodlewash Dinner – that’ll be why it’s such a big winner! And imagine the size we’d all be were that not true. 😉 Crumbs, this is seductive. It’s got me right where it wants me… I want right now! Divine doodlewash!

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    1. Thanks Jacob! 😃 Glad you were got up in the blueberry cheesecake seduction. It’s so good…I think I’ll need to have some this weekend and every day after that. I should add a calorie total to the gallery at the end of the month! Lol ugh…no…that’s just terrifying. 😳

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  6. If I am going to have dessert, one thing I like to add is definitely more dessert – lol, and coffee, and wine. Hey, at least the blueberries and wine have antioxidants- that balances it out, right? 😜 I am always so impressed with your white space reflections, Charlie. I have such a hard time with that but will keep practicing. TGIF!!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol!😃💕 I agree with more of everything! Especially the wine… it’s Friday!! Yay! Hehe And thanks on the white space… it’s been a journey. I used to use white gouache because I kept screwing up. Lol Now I often use light pen lines where I want the white to be so I can think ahead and watch out for those areas when I’m doodlewashing. And “hopefully” preserve them! 😉

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  7. Smashing blueberry cheesecake, Charlie. I did check each blueberry, just to see if you’d painted in a Selfie, but I couldn’t see one. My favourite part is the… erm… ah… all of it. Hehehe!

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