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Blueberry Yum Yum

Blueberry Yum Yum is one of those nostalgic desserts that’s reminiscent of picnics and potluck parties with family. The creamy cheesecake layer pairs beautifully with the blueberry pie filling making this dessert unforgettable.

Assembled Blueberry Yum Yum

 

Easy Blueberry Yum Yum Recipe is a Taste of Nostalgia

Yum yum desserts come in many flavors. The blueberry flavor stands out the most for me and for good reason. My Grandma made this, and her blueberry cheesecake for us and honestly, they are some of my most vivid childhood memories at her house. As with any of these types of desserts, there are slight variations, the most common of which, seems to be the ingredients for the crust. I’ve had blueberry yum yum made with a graham cracker crust as well as a sugar cookie crust and frankly, both were delicious. I’m partial to this pecan shortbread crust reminiscent of the many flavors of layered lush recipes I enjoy making, and it’s the one I return to again and again. How to make Blueberry Yum Yum: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Prepare Pan – Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray the bottom only of a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Crust – In a small bowl, use a fork to sift together the flour and sugar. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives cut butter into the flour until it resembles peas. Add 1/2 cup pecans, mix well.
  • Bake – Press firmly onto the bottom of the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool completely.
  • toast Pecans – To toast remaining 1/4 pecans bake along with the crust on a separate pan for 5 minutes then cool.
  • Cream Cheese Filling – Use a mixer to cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add 1 cup heavy cream. Beat on high speed until fluffy. Fold in 1/3 of whipped topping by hand. Spread over cooled crust.
  • Blueberry Pie Filling – Top with blueberry pie filling.
  • Frost with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with pecans.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Step-by-step preparation images and ingredients to make Blueberry Yum Yum

How to Make the Best Blueberry Yum Yum Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Blueberry Yum Yum: The crust is made using all purpose flour, chopped pecans, melted butter and granulated sugar. Next, a layer of cream cheese whipped with powdered sugar and frozen whipped topping. A layer of blueberry pie filling is topped with a frosting of more whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, a sharp knife and cutting board or a small food processor to chop the pecans. You’ll also need a hand mixer or a stand mixer and a large spoon and offset spatula to spread the layers evenly.
  • This dessert is specifically designed for a 9 x 9 inch pan. That said, you can double the recipe if you need a larger dessert and make it in a 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • Taking the time to toast the pecans for the topping is well worth the small amount of effort that it takes. Spread them in a single layer on a baking pan, and pop it into the oven while the crust is baking. Remove after 6-8  minutes then let them cool. There’s no need to toast the pecans in the crust, they will naturally toast while baking.
  • You can use unsalted butter in the crust, if that’s what you have on hand. When doing so, add a 1/4 tsp of salt to the mixture.
  • Use a quality pie filling for the blueberry layer or make your own. You can also use 2 cans of pie filling, if you like. The recipe for homemade pie filling can be found in the Cook’s note.
  • Allow ample time for the dessert to thoroughly chill before cutting. At least 4 hours or overnight is ideal.
  • Store leftover Blueberry Yum Yum chilled in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Slice of Blueberry Yum Yum on a plate

More Blueberry Goodies and Desserts to Make

Blueberries have a place on the menu from breakfast and brunch to desserts. More blueberry desserts to make:

Blueberry Yum Yum

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Blueberry Yum Yum

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Chill time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: blueberry-desserts, blueberry-layered-dessert, blueberry-yum-yum
Servings: 9 pieces
Calories: 480kcal

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold salted butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans divided
  • Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 16 oz frozen whipped topping thawed and divided
  • 1 21 oz can premium blueberry pie filling (May use 2 cans) Homemade see Cook's note

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray the bottom only of a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, use a fork to sift together the flour and sugar. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives cut butter into the flour until it resembles peas. Add 1/2 cup pecans, mix well.
  • Press firmly onto the bottom of the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool completely. (To toast remaining 1/4 pecans, bake along with the crust on a separate pan for 5 minutes then cool)
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl use an electric mixer to cream together cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Add 1 cup heavy cream. Beat on high speed until fluffy. Fold in 1/3 of whipped topping by hand.
  • Spread over cooled crust. Top with blueberry pie filling.
  • Frost with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with pecans.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftovers chilled.

Notes

To make homemade blueberry pie filling: In a heavy bottomed saucepan whisk together 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/3 cup cornstarch. Whisk in one cup water, until smooth. Add 3 cups fresh blueberries, bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat and cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is my go to summer desert for any occasion – BBQ, dinner on the grounds at church, new neighbors… It’s so easy, pretty, and nearly everyone loves the taste! Don’t skip toasting the pecans, it makes all the difference!

  2. 5 stars
    I’d ive it 10 stars if I could! My mother made this for me and it was absolutely amazing, she did half strawberry and half blueberry.So glad I found the recipe! Thank you so much!
    If you hadnt tried this and are thinking about making it. Definitely try it,You won’t regret it.

  3. 5 stars
    If I could give it more than 5 stars, I certainly would!! This recipe is awesome. I only made one change. I used almond flour instead of all purpose. It made the crust part of the recipe to die for!! Delicious treat!! Make it!!!

  4. Hi Melissa
    You come up with some really tasty recipes.
    I have one request and that is could you put metric weight when listing the ingredients?
    I have to convert each ingredients and it takes time.
    Best Regards
    Jayne

    1. Hi Jayne, thanks so much for visiting. We’ll take your suggestion under consideration. There are 1000’s of free converters online, I hope you’ve found one you like.

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