Monday, August 5, 2013

Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake



Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was great. Although, I am a little burnt from the beach, a little tired from all of the fun, and a little full from all of the food we have made and eaten. 

This no-bake cheesecake is one of the things that we whipped up this weekend. I think it's a great recipe for summer because as the name says, there is no-baking involved. Not only that, it is easy and tastes as good as  the baked cheesecakes that I normally make. 



No-Bake Cheesecake
Recipe from: From the Baker Chick

Crust:
11/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Filling:
12 oz. cream cheese softened
1/3 cup of white sugar
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Combine melted butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs in a bowl and mix together. Press into the bottom of a 7 inch spring form pan. Chill until firm. 

In a bowl, mix heavy cream on medium until soft peaks form.
In a separate bowl combine cream cheese, white sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.  Gently fold the heavy whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture. 
Pour the cream cheese/whipping cream mixture into the graham cracker crust and cool in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Serve with fresh berries or blueberry compote, recipe HERE.

Note: I made half of the recipe and used mini-tart pans. I also used a little extra lemon juice because I like it more tangy. 


This cheesecake is light and creamy, has a hint of lemon and is perfect as is or with the blueberry compote I made last week or just a few fresh berries.

I think this is the perfect summer recipe. What is your "go to" recipe for the warm summer weekends? Please share if you have one, we would love to hear it.

Enjoy your day!

8 comments:

  1. WOW, Elizabeth, blueberries go so well with dairy! I can't eat cheesecake, but I love my blueberries with Greek yogurt and this looks just as yummy. HAD A GREAT WEEKEND? Me too.

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  2. What a fantastic recipe, just what need here in Brittany for wowing our French neighbours. Blueberries are a little thin on the ground here, but I'm sure some local strawberries would be perfect.
    Like you I'm loving the beach, and right now an hardly think about returning to London, thank goodness we have a further three weeks of Breton loveliness!
    Have a great week
    Jude x

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  3. Another delicious recipe, Elizabeth! It sounds like you had a great weekend...nothing like a little sunshine, right?

    Enjoy your day! xoxo

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  4. It's nice to not have to put the oven on :) Great idea Elizabeth and cheese cake is one of my favorites. Happy Monday!

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  5. Now that is the perfect way to welcome me back. I'll take a big ole slice of your cheesecake please Elizabeth. Thank you so much for your gorgeous message. I am slowly catching up on all I've missed. Lots of love. Paul X

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  6. Wow, made me drool :-)
    Di
    xxxx

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  7. Elizabeth, this looks delicious! I often make Ina Garten's Mocha Icebox Cake. It is super easy and delicious!

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