Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recipe | How to make a No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Ever since I got a hand on my mixer, I have been scouring the net for recipes, and number one on my list was the Cheesecake. 

I have always been a fan of the delectable dessert and yet and just cannot remember when was the first time I had ever tried cheesecake. 

I do have my favorites, though and on the top of my list is Blueberry. I do love the creaminess and the tangy taste of the fruit that comes together once you take a bite. 

Last week while browsing for the perfect recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake, and for being the lazy person I am at times, I opted for the easy way out, which was the no-bake cheesecake type.

I stumbled upon a recipe on mymomfriday.com, where there was a complete tutorial on how to make Blueberry Cheesecake and the photos were very helpful since it allowed me to check if the consistency of the filling was correct.

Well anyhow, I finally gathered the courage to try out creating my first Blueberry Cheesecake and it came out pretty well, unfortunately I didn't have the right pan to use and I used a rectangle plastic ware food container instead, and although the filling was laid on not so thick, it didn't actually compromise the taste or consistency at all, I felt it was just right.

I did lessen the sugar for the filling since I didn't want it too sweet and the lemon rind and juice was perfect for the tangy taste.

Taking a bite, it reminded me of the cheesecake that they served at Mc Cafe, same consistency and taste.


The recipe was able to produce around 15 servings, I will definitely be making this again. So if you are up for the challenge let me share the recipe from based on mymomfriday.com, I say based because I did omit one ingredient included in the crust which was nutmeg:

NO-BAKE Blueberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup (approx. 100g or 1 stick) softened butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice and grated rind (optional)

Cheesecake filling:
1 cup (brick) cream cheese (I used Magnolia Cream Cheese)
1 cup (brick) chilled all-purpose cream
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin (make sure to look and use unflavored gelatin and not the Mr. Gulaman brand since it will not hold up well if so.)

Topping:
1 can Blueberry Pie filling (you will have some left over)

Procedure:

Crust:
1. Mix all dry ingredients and add butter to bind (you can also opt to use a can of condensed milk). Mix well, the crust mixture should be close the texture of moist sand add more butter or condensed if it feels too dry.

2. Transfer and press evenly on bottom of ungreased spring form pan or any pie dish you prefer.

3. Place in the freezer to harden crust while you make the filling.

Filling:
1. Using a mixer, whip the chilled all-purpose cream with 2 tablespoons of sugar (take some from the 1/2 cup of sugar prepared) until stiff, you will know it's stiff if you see peaks forming when you lift the mixer. Set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, gradually mix remaining sugar into softened cream cheese. Beat until fluffy and set aside.

3. In a small sauce pan, combine milk and the gelatin powder, heat until completely dissolved (do not boil and use a wire whisk while heating to remove lumps). Remove from heat, pour and beat into the cream cheese mixture.

4. Fold your cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream and beat on medium to high. Add lemon juice.

To assemble:

1.    Take out the pan with the crust from the freezer and pour the cheesecake fillin. Spread evenly with a spatula and tap the pan lightly to set and release air bubbles.

2.    Cover the pan and chill for around 4 – 6 hours or until firm.

3.    Top with the blueberry pie filling right before serving. It’s better to add the blueberry filling right before serving than adding it before chilling the cheesecake since it will make it dry and it will darken in color.

You can always use different toppings or variations and use this as a base recipe for Cheesecake.


Hope this recipe will make you happy and satisfy your cheesecake cravings as it did for me.

Let me know if you have any questions and if you tried this recipe in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.


  

2 comments:

  1. Hi Marie. I love blueberry cheesecake. hopefully makagawa din ako nito.

    you know what, I keep on bumping with you sa events (hindi lang kita maapproach). Like SIgeland 3, Baby Expo, and Blogapalooza. hahaha, next time will have a chat with you na.

    Nerisa
    https://babyneosmama.blogspot.com

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    1. Seriously??? Wow yeah please do the next time, would love to say hi! 😊

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