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Recipes - Very Blueberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/4 cup Butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs

Cheesecake

  • 1 envelope Gelatin, unflavoured
  • 1/4 cup Water, cold
  • 2 - 8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Lemon peel, grated
  • 7 oz. jar Marshmallow creme
  • 3 cups Whipped topping, frozen
  • 2 cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen

Directions

  1. Melt butter. Stir in graham crumbs and sugar. Press on bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. Chill.
  2. Soften gelatin in water; stir over low heat until dissolved. Beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually add gelatin, mixing until well blended. Blend in juice and peel. Beat in marshmallow creme; fold in whipped topping. Puree blueberries; fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour over crust. Chill until firm.
  3. Garnish with additional frozen whipped topping and lemon peel if desired.

About Blueberries

Blueberries are ranked Number 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other commercially grown fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of blueberries provides the antioxidant power needed to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.

These round, dark blue berries offer more than just good looks and taste. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin A, containing more than any other fruit. One cup of blueberries is 84 calories and also provides nearly one-third of an adult's daily requirement of vitamin C. Blueberries are low in sodium and high in dietary fiber and contain no cholesterol or fat.

According to the B.C. Blueberry Council, there are about 17,000 acres devoted to growing almost 80 million pounds of blueberries in the province. This makes British Columbia the largest producer of highbush blueberries in Canada with production increasing steadily.

At Stewart's Berry Patch, our plants are highbush which means that at mature height, the plants are between 4 to 6 feet tall.  The plants have been chosen for their growing season, flavor and size. Three early varieties, Duke, Reka and Sparton are generally ready in early July. The other varieties, Blue Crop, Nelson and Sierra are ready late, likely mid-month.