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No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake.

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake.

Over the weekend my husband cooked for me. This is a once in a year (if not 5 years) occurrence, like other rarities such as cleaning the bathroom. I had to take pictures to document this special occasion.

He adapted this recipe from epicurious.com and made a few minor adjustments. In fact, itโ€™s even easier than epicuriousโ€™s recipe. Another plus is thereโ€™s no baking required, so no standing in a hot kitchen sweating over your dessert.

And after you blend the blueberry filling it will look like you just murdered 500 Smurfs with your mixer. Thatโ€™s always an appetizing sight.

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 pre-made store bought graham cracker pie crust

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 12 ounces Philadelphia-brand cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • Whip Cream

 

Directions:

1) Pour 1/4 cup water into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir over very low heat just until gelatin dissolves. Set aside.

 

2) In a large bowl, blend cream cheese, cream, sugar, and lemon juice using a hand-held mixer. Add berries; puree until smooth (some blueberry bits will remain). Add warm gelatin mixture and blend well. Pour filling into crust. Cover; chill overnight. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.)
3) Spread whip cream thickly over top of cheesecake before serving.

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8 thoughts on “No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake.”

  • No bake cheesecake? That’s an awesome idea for the summer… I’m scared to death of gelatin, but I guess I could give it a try…

  • I love all your recipes! Would you do a doughnuts recipe? I’m looking for a good one and I trust that you probably know how to make the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shivani – I like it for the same reason. It’s too hot to bake in the summer. This version is so fluffy, creamy and fruity too, not dense at all.

    Socki – It was your virtual birthday cake!

    Chiara – Don’t be scared of gelatin. Maybe you can try agar instead? That’s different…right? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Sheila – I asked my husband if that would work…he said no. Well, at least my husband would say no if I said someone else’s husband made such and such ๐Ÿ˜› But it’s worth a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ashley – There’s a doughnut hole recipe I’ve been meaning to try. Holes just because it seems easier and lighter than entire doughnuts. I’ll start thinking about that now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gary – I should’ve taken the picture of the mixer with smurf guts when I had the chance. ๐Ÿ™

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