Blueberry cheesecake is a popular and tasty dessert that combines the tart flavour of blueberries with a crunchy biscuit base and delicious creamy filling. There are loads of recipes for blueberry cheesecake and you can make it as complicated, or as simple as you like.
Cheesecakes always follow a traditional formula of a base, cream filling, topped with fruit. The base is usually made from crushed biscuits mixed with melted butter. The majority of recipes call for digestive biscuits, but you can always try different types of biscuits for variation. Ginger biscuits add some spice to a cheesecake, and oat biscuits can be nice and crunchy.
For the filling, you can go for healthy low fat option, or choose a decadent mascarpone cheese mixed with cream for delicious creamy flavour. Try experimenting with different mixtures and flavours to see if you can create the ultimate cheesecake.
The blueberry topping can be made from fresh fruit cooked with some sugar, or you can opt for the convenience of canned blueberries. Either way, you will end up with a scrumptious dessert that the whole family will adore.
On the “simple” end of the cheesecake scale, the following recipe makes a fabulous dinner party treat. It looks incredibly classy, yet can be prepared in a minute or two—which is ideal when you are running late and your guests are due imminently.
Blueberry Cheesecake Pots
Ingredients - serves 4
2 tbsp of castor sugar
5 digestive biscuits
25g butter, melted
250g tub mascarpone cheese
4 tbsp double cream
4 tbsp icing sugar
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Cook the blueberries in a pan with the sugar for 2-3 minutes, then leave to cool. Place the biscuits in a food processor with the melted butter and whiz until well mixed. Press the biscuit mixture into the bottom of four glasses and chill. Mix the mascarpone cheese, cream, icing sugar, lemon juice and zest together. Place alternate layers of the cream mixture and blueberries in each glass and serve.
Sounds delicious, doesn’t it!
For an alternative blueberry recipe, try this baked cheesecake. Supremely yummy all on its own, it is also delicious enough to dish up for a very special occasion. Give it a go and see for yourself.
Baked Blueberry Cheesecake
Ingredients - serves 8
200g digestive biscuits, crushed
500g low fat soft cheese
1 x 397g tin condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs, beaten
Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F. Melt the butter in a large pan, being careful to ensure it does not get too hot and burn. Remove from the heat and stir in the biscuit crumbs. Pour the mixture into a loose-bottomed cake tin and press down to make a firm base. Chill in the fridge for approximately 20 minutes. Beat the soft cheese in a large bowl until soft. Whisk in the condensed milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and lemon zest. Pour the cheese mixture over the base and sprinkle the blueberries on top. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, or until set. Set aside until completely cool.
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