Sunday, February 27, 2011

Individual Cheesecakes with Blueberry Sauce


I was looking for a dessert that I could make in advance when I ran across this one.  Individual Cheesecakes with Blueberry Sauce sounded wonderful.  Actually, it was the blueberry sauce that appealed to me.  I am not a true fan of cheesecake but this combination sounded great.

I must be honest and say that they didn't rock my boat.  The blueberry sauce was great.  The cheesecakes themselves just didn't taste like cheesecake nor did they have that cheesecake texture.  They weren't sweet enough.  The sweetness came from the blueberries and their sweetness was subtle.

So, if you are looking for a dessert that is a little on the plain side, this is it.  If you want something more sweet, you will need to adjust the recipe according to your taste.  Those of you who are cheesecake fans will know what to do....please share with me!!

Individual Cheesecakes with Blueberry Sauce
adapted from Pacific Fresh

Serves 6

Crust
16 squares graham crackers, finely crushed
2-3 Tbsp finely chopped walnuts or hazelnuts
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Filling
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

To make crust:  In a skillet over high hear, toast crumbs and nuts, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes.  remove from hear and add butter, sugar and cinnamon and mix well.  Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Divide crumb mixture evenly among 6 serving dishes/cups.  Press firmly with back of spoon onto the bottom and part way up the sides.  Transfer to a cookie sheet and refrigerate the cups.  Chill well, about 3 hours.

To make filling:  In food processor combine all ingredients.  Process until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Beat again with a spoon and then spoon some onto the crusts in cups, being careful not to disturb the crust.

Cover and refrigerate 12 hours or over night.  Serve with Blueberry Sauce and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Blueberry Sauce
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp blueberry schnapps (optional)
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 pint (2 cups) blueberries

In a saucepan combine all ingredients except the blueberries.  Whisk until blended, then add blueberries.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil until juice is clear and sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.  Cool, then transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.  Sauce can be served cold or at room temperature.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


I do love making individual desserts!

8 comments:

  1. The sound delciious just as they are. Blueberries and blackberries are the ultimate for me!

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  2. this is why i avoid blogging... too many calories when i am trying to shrink!

    i have never seen a dolphin in ca, i am so jealous...

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  3. Sounds like something that would work for those of us who do need to be aware of our sugar intake. Sure looks pretty!

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  4. This does sound like something I would love. I am not a huge cheesecake fan, but this recipe reminds me of one I use to make years ago and loved. The combination of cream cheese and lemon with the blueberries would be good.

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  5. These look wonderful!
    Yummmmm.........

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  6. Looks so delicious and presentation is beautiful! Looks like a page from a magazine!

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  7. this is a really great idea, kate! i'm particularly smitten with that wonderful blueberry sauce--those little suckers make for a beautiful creation every time!

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  8. Blueberries are chocked full of antioxidants and flavor, not to mention the eye appeal!

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