Jul 2, 2012

Blueberry Cheesecake

I experimented myself into to a Blueberry Cheesecake this past Saturday and since it turned out quite well, I thought I'd share the recipe with you.... Super easy to make, but if you do decide to make it, just bare in mind that it needs to stand several hours in the refrigerator before serving ;)

Ingredients (8 pcs)
Bottom
18 pieces Digestive biscuits
120 grams of melted butter
The zest of one lemon + the juice of half the lemon


Filling
4 leaves of Gelatine
4 cups of Cream
1 cup of granulated Sugar
1/2 cup of real Vanilla
300 grams of fresh Blueberries
200 grams of Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia)
Fresh Blueberries for garnish


Directions
Start by running the biscuits, melted butter and lemon zest/juice in a food processor or crush/blend it with a mixer. Once the biscuits are completely crumbled, press the mixture into the bottom of a baking pan with a removable bottom. Let it rest in the refrigerator while you complete the filling.


As a second step, put the Gelatine leaves in a bowl with cold water.


As a third step, pour cream, vanilla and sugar in a thick bottomed saucepan and simmer it on low heat until the sugar dissolves and it starts to lightly boil. Remove the gelatine from the water and squeeze it dry, then stir it into the cream mixture. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool slightly.


Now mix the blueberries with a mixer-rod or in a food processor to a puree. Stir in the cream cheese and add the cream mixture. Whisk everything into a smooth cream and pour it on top of the bottom you prepared.


Let the cake stand in the refrigerator for at least 4-5 hours or until it has completely solidified. Serve it with fresh berries....


A learning.....if you think your cake is too pale in color, add some frozen blueberries or some blueberry jam into the mixture as the fresh blueberries are not giving too much color on their own ;))


Certainly not the last time I made this one, which is also why I decided to document this recipe while it's still fresh enough in my mind! I especially liked this cake since it's not too sweet like desserts normally tend to be...but if you like it sweeter, just add more sugar! He he!


Enjoy!

xox


PS. Sorry about the photo quality! I only had my iPhone at hand and it was very dark.

2 comments:

  1. Look delicious.. trying this for sure! Cheesecakes are so yummy :P

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