...celebrating flavorful food
1. Also, cheese cake. a cake having a firm custardlike texture, made with cream cheese, cottage cheese, or both, and sometimes topped with a jamlike fruit mixture.
by Susan Andrews
(My inspiration: Thirty Handmade Days)
12 whole graham crackers, blended
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2, 8oz blocks cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond
dash of salt
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
squeeze of lemon
dash of salt
Prepare baking pan. I used a 9”x9” square. An 8” would be fine. Square or round, doesn’t matter. Use your favorite! Spray with cooking spray.
For crust, place crackers in blender or food processor. Blend to fine crumbs. Add sugar. Blend again. Add melted butter. Blend again. Press crumbs into the bottom of your pan. Place in freezer to chill while you make your filling.
For the filling place blocks of cheese into mixing bowl. With whisk attachment whip cream cheese until fluffy.
Add powdered sugar and whip until incorporated. Add vanilla and almond and mix.
Add 2 cups heavy whipping cream and whisk. Start on lower speed and gradually increase to high. Whip until thickened.
Remove crust from freezer
and spoon filling on top. Spread evenly over crust. Place into refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
While your cheesecake is chilling, make your sauce. In a medium saucepan add blueberries and cornstarch. Stir to coat blueberries. Add butter, sugar, lemon and water.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Once thickened, remove from heat and set aside.
When your cheesecake is chilled spread the sauce evenly on top. Another option is to dollop sauce on top of pre cut slices.
Cut cheesecake into desired slices. Plate and serve!
The perfect summer dessert! So light and creamy yet bursting with flavor! Your family or guests will be delighted!
note: while you're cooking and baking, don’t leave out the salt. It’s an important ingredient that really enhances the flavor for your dishes and brings the flavors together.