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No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

 

Good afternoon folks! I have been craving for cheesecakes so bad in the recent times that I just bought half a dozen tubs of cream cheese yesterday. #sorrynotsorry I just can't get over the luscious and soft texture that has to a cheesecake. My favorite has always been a no bake Blueberry cheesecake. I always felt that blueberries had no particular taste until I tried the Blueberry cheesecake. The Blueberry Compote that accompanies the creamy cheesecake is just out-of-the-world good.

No other flavors have ever made an impact as much as Blueberry has given to a no bake cheese cake. Last eid, for Eid Al Fitr, I happened to make this yummy dessert for the Eid Table, ever since I have been receiving a lot of requests on how to make Blueberry cheesecake. So I thought why not post it now as you guys could try it too, as Eid al Adha is around the corner. It is the easiest dessert you could make and it is even better than any puddings. My mom detests anything chocolate Flavored, and Blueberry cheesecake is among her most favorites. And I love it when she happily indulges when I pass a plate of this yummy goodness.


I am super excited to share my no fail - no bake Blueberry Cheesecake. Last Eid as I began the preparations for the cheesecake I realized I had no heavy cream in the refrigerator. So since I had some dream whip ( Whipping cream sachets) with me, I thought I had to give it a go. Maybe a flop or win-win. So as I began Whipping up some whipped cream in despair and hopelessness to my wonder and joy, the cheesecake turned out so good that no one would make out the difference from the real deal.

Usually commercial no bake cheesecake contain gelatin, but I detest gelatin as I have always heard that gelatin is not something that is good for the body, well, I like to indulge in my desserts without any guilt. So the next option is China grass or agar agar (it is said to be healthy and has many health benefits) . Though it doesn't come out as perfect and has a slight grainy feel to it, it does the job of setting well. I personally do not like to add any of these setting agents if I were preparing it for us. So it is upto you to decide if you want gelatin in your cheesecake or agar agar.

A no-bake Blueberry cheesecake basically consists of a base layer of crushed biscuits with butter and set in the freezer, while the cheesecake layer is prepared and poured over the biscuit layer. And set in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours or allowing it to sit to set overnight is the best. And finally a thin layer of Blueberry Compote is smothered all over the cheesecake, as easy as that. Without further a do, let's prepare this droolsome dessert.


Ingredients :


  • 10-12 Mcvities Digestive biscuits
  • 100 gms butter
  • 2 cups Whipping cream /1 dreamwhip sachet
  • 200 gms pick cream cheese
  • 10 gms China grass/ Gelatin (*optional - prepare according to package instructions) 
  • 1 cup Icing sugar /1/2 cup if using dream whip*
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 

Blueberry Compote 

  • 125 gms Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Icing sugar
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 
  • A squeeze of lemon juice 

Instructions :



  1. Crush the biscuits in a food processor until you have even fine crumbs. 
  2. Next pour the melted butter and pulse until incorporated. 
  3. Next into a springform pan, dump the biscuit mixture and press down using the help a glass and make sure it firmly packed. 

  4. Place in freezer while we prepare the rest of the cheesecake. 
  5. Beat Whipping cream in a bowl* and set aside.  
  6. In another bowl combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla essence.
  7. Combine the whipped cream and the cream cheese mixture by slowly folding in. 
  8. In a sauce pan, prepare the China grass / gelatin and when slightly cooled add to the cream cheese mixture and fold everything well *
  9. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the prepared and set crust and allow to refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight. 

Blueberry compote:

  • In a pan, add your blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water and allow to come to a boil. 
  • Add in your corn flour slurry (corn flour mixed in 1 tbsp water) and combine well immediately or else it will form lumps. 
  • Switch off the flame, add vanilla essence and give a final mix. The Compote thickens as it sits. 

Finally pour in the prepared Compote right before serving/ to slightly set cheesecake. 
Enjoy your super easy and delicious comfort dessert ever! 



Notes :

  • I prepared my cheesecake using 1 cup Whipped cream, as I ran out of it. And used 1 cup Icing Sugar for sweetness in the cream cheese. You may add more or less Icing sugar.
  • If using dream whip, prepare according to package instructions.
  • Do not keep the China grass or gelatin to cool down for too long, it hardens and sets easily at room temperature. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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