Blackberry Cheesecake Cups
Total Time: 30 minutes
Try these rich, creamy, no-bake cheesecake cups accented with a sweet-tart blackberry sauce.
1/2 cup heavy cream, cold
1/2 pound cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces blackberries, washed
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
1/2 lemon, juiced
In a chilled mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream until medium peaks are formed. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, honey and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the blackberries (reserve a few for garnish!), sugar, water and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook the berries for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the berries are broken down and the mixture has become syrupy. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
To assemble the cheesecake cups, place a spoonful of blackberry sauce in the bottom of 6 individual ramekins, tumblers or small dishes and spoon a large scoop of the cheesecake mixture on top of the sauce. Finish by pouring the remaining blackberry sauce over the top of each serving and top with fresh berries. Serve immediately or refrigerate before serving.
Shortbread cookie crumbles or sliced toasted almonds make a nice, crunchy garnish and add texture to this creamy dessert. If you’re making these ahead, refrigerate for up to 3 hours before serving.
378 calories, 31 g. fat, 34 mg. cholesterol, 261 mg. sodium, 102 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 6 g. protein
Make an easy no bake crust
1 1/4 cup graham cracked crumbs (about seven full graham cracker sheets)
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Combine ingredients in a medium-sized bowl until well mixed and mixture is slightly crumbly. Place equal amounts of mixture into the ramekins and press firmly to create a stable crust. Refrigerate for one hour before filling.
Learn more about your favorite berries (and maybe find something new to try).
Try this easy dessert with other fresh berries like blueberries and strawberries.
No fresh berries? Use frozen berries. They’re an easy swap for a recipe like this one. Just thaw out the berries in your refrigerator in advance.