Making a blueberry cheesecake from scratch can be a bit of a lengthy process. You’ve got to make crust and filling and topping, and certain things have to bake and other things have to set up the right way and you’ll want to chill it all before it’s served. Exhausted already? There are easier ways to enjoy the flavors of blueberry cheesecake…without actually baking one.
Let Them Eat Cheesecake
Making crust and mixing up cheesecake filling requires a lot of steps. Cut down on those steps by making simpler desserts using the same flavor profiles. You can still enjoy the taste of homemade blueberry cheesecake without all the complications.
Cupcakes: Instead of making a whole cheesecake, try simple cupcakes instead. Mix blueberries into white cupcake batter. Once they’ve baked and cooled, tooled them with cream cheese frosting. You won’t have to mess with a lot of baking and chilling and mixing this way.
Pudding: Make instant vanilla pudding and mix in whole blueberries while it’s still warm. Serve the pudding in a fancy dish, topped with a dollop of cream cheese.
Fudge: Instead of a bunch of batters, just make one. Melt cream cheese and white chocolate in a saucepan. Add blueberries and mix well. Pour the melted mixture into a casserole dish and allow it to cool overnight. Cut it into squares to enjoy blueberry cream cheese fudge .
Don’t want to bake on blueberry cheesecake day? Find creative ways to deconstruct the dish. Why not make blueberry pancakes and top them with a little cream cheese? Or, try French toast topped with cream cheese and blueberries. And if you’re feeling really inventive, mix a dollop of cream cheese with vanilla ice cream. Add milk and blueberries to make a frothy milkshake.
Find your own ways to enjoy the creamy flavors of blueberry cheesecake day, and eat up! After all, wouldn’t it be wrong not to celebrate this tasty holiday?