Monday, April 16, 2012

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecakes with Lemon-Blueberry Sauce

SURPRISE, Caroline!

It’s a virtual baby shower.  Our friend, Caroline of Chocolate and Carrots is expecting her first baby very soon.  I had the pleasure of meeting Caroline in Nashville in October, after she had first announced that she was expecting.  It seems like yesterday and it has been so fun to read about her pregnancy.  Caroline is a big heart, so genuine and very talented in the kitchen.  She inspires many healthy dinners in my house!

I am so honored to be honoring her along with many other wonderful bloggers and friends.  Here’s to you, Caroline, Logan and Baby Edwards.  I am so happy for you all, and can’t wait to “meet” your sweet little one.  I am praying many blessings over your family! xoxo

Make sure to take a peek at all of the amazing treats that everyone created for Caroline!

Drinks:

Healthy Food For Living –

Pastries:

Food Doodles – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Filled Whole Wheat Cream Puffs

Kevin & Amanda – Baby Cinnamon Buns

Desserts:

Baked by Rachel – Mini Lemon Lime Cheesecakes

Eat Good 4 Life – No Bake Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

Fearless Homemaker – Angel Food Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Cream

Itzy’s Kitchen – 10 Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keep It Sweet – Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Icing and Chocolate Ganache

Texanerin Baking – 100% Whole Grain Chocolate Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecakes with Lemon-Blueberry Sauce Recipe

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Light and airy cheesecake full of citrus zing and a sweet berry sauce to top it off.

Ingredients:

for the cheesecakes:
6 full graham cracker cookies
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbs. butter, melted
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon zest (about 1 small lemon)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt

for the lemon-blueberry sauce:
2 tsp. cornstarch
3 Tbs. sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries, divided
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon zest (about 1 small lemon)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions:

for the cheesecakes:

Line a 12-cavity muffin tin with muffin liners.

Place the graham crackers into a food processor and process until they are very finely crumbled.

In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Stir in the butter and mix until incorporated. Spoon about one tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin tin cavity. Use the bottom of a 1/4-cup measuring cup to flatten the crumbs and smash them together.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream on medium speed until thickened and medium peaks form; don’t let it go all the way to stiff peaks.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk by hand the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add cream cheese mixture to heavy cream and mix until fully incorporated.

Divide batter evenly better between the cups. (You can use a scoop or pastry bag to pipe in to the cups.)

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours to set or overnight for best results.

Serve with lemon-blueberry sauce.

for the lemon-blueberry sauce:

In a small saucepan, add the cornstarch and sugar. Whisk together. Stir in 1/2 cup of the blueberries, the lemon juice, zest, vanilla and salt. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the remaining blueberries and cook for 2 minutes.

Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Cheesecakes adapted from Barbara Bakes; Sauce adapted from GoodLife Eats

 

76 Responses to “No-Bake Lemon Cheesecakes with Lemon-Blueberry Sauce”

  1. #
    Alyssa — April 16, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    Those are so cute and totally perfect for a baby shower or any summer/spring party! I love lemon and blueberry together. These make really pretty cakes!

  2. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 16, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    Cassie- these look delicious! Love the lemon-blueberry sauce.

  3. #
    Tina@flourtrader — April 16, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    Great classic flavors in these little gems! Berries and cream
    do rate, especially in the spring and summer. Sweet of you to
    participate in the virtual baby shower too. Delicious post, I am sure Caroline appreciates it! Enjoy the day!

  4. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — April 16, 2012 @ 6:10 am

    Cassie!!!! 😀 Thank you so so so much! I am sitting here crying at every post I read. I am utterly surprised and can’t stop smiling. You truly have made my day!

    Don’t even get me started on these cheesecakes! They look amazing and nice and easy to make. I absolutely love lemon and blueberry in combination. It comes VERY close to my obsession with chocolate and peanut butter together. I’m especially loving the tartness of these too. I’ve been ALL about tart this pregnancy. 😀

    I just need to take our baby on a tour of the US once he/she is born so he/she can meet all of my amazing friends.

    I can’t thank you enough.

    Love,
    Caroline

  5. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — April 16, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    what a great post and such a sweet shower for Caroline! I have my bets on what she’s having 😉 this is a great shower dessert to bring — I love the spring time flavors and best of all, no bake!!

  6. #
    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — April 16, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Ooh- I am bookmarking this one for when it is way too hot in my kitchen to turn the oven on. These are beautiful!

  7. #
    Jenny Flake — April 16, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    These are absolutely adorable Cassie! I bet they are delicious 🙂 Happy Baby shower to Caroline!

  8. #
    Kathryn — April 16, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    These look just perfect for the summer, I love no bake cheesecakes and it’s a great combination of flavours.

  9. #
    Deborah — April 16, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    These are too cute, and sound delicious!!

  10. #
    Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) — April 16, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    Perfect for a baby shower! Love these!

  11. #
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — April 16, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Oh I could eat one of these right now. Absolutely beautiful!

  12. #
    Sara — April 16, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    I wish we could have been all together for this shower just so I could try these! So beautiful and I love the lemon and blueberry combo! I just planted blueberry bushes in my garden and will save this recipe for my ‘to do’ list when we pick them!

  13. #
    Italian Notes — April 16, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    It looks absolutely gorgeous.

  14. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 16, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    The toppings are so darn cute and perfect!

  15. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — April 16, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    You and Rachel have desserts that are just MEANT for each other today 🙂 Love the cuteness and the flavor combos in these!

  16. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — April 16, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Berries and lemon… MMMMM! This is my favorite combo. 🙂

  17. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 16, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Love the individual portion/mini size of these…perfect!

  18. #
    Nicole {Sweet Peony} — April 16, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Ooooh cute!! I wish I had one of these right now 🙂 These are perfect for spring & for the baby shower! Congrats to Caroline!!

  19. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — April 16, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    This is SO sweet!! I love that you all did this for Caroline, and everything looks so yummy and springy. 🙂 Such a great celebration!

  20. #
    Stephanie — April 16, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    These are gorgeous, Cassie! So perfect for a baby shower! And I love that they are no-bake!

  21. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — April 16, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    these sound amazing, cassie – perfect for a baby shower. they’d really be great for any sort of spring party of brunch. will definitely be making these!

  22. #
    BertiesBakery — April 16, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    These look fantastic! The blueberries are a great contrast to both the color and the flavors! Well done!

  23. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 16, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    So precious!! I am loving the lemon/blueberry mashup here. Totes screams spring. And “Welcome Baby!”

  24. #
    Heidi @ Food Doodles — April 16, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I SO love that these are no-bake! I love baked cheesecakes too, but one of my favorite recipes is no-bake. The sauce sounds delicious too – I think I see cheesecake in my near future, these are calling to me 😀

  25. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 16, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Yummy! I love lemon things and blueberry things, but I prefer lemon blueberry. I have so many fruity recipes I want to post but I realized that they’re all basically lemon blueberry. Whoops. 🙂

    These look amazing and that sauce?! Now I really really want pancakes with a bunch of that sauce all over it. Of course I’d like the cheesecakes too, but that sauce?! Mmmm. I can’t get it out of my head.

  26. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — April 16, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    So sweet of you to do this!! Beautiful dish, perfect for a baby shower 🙂

  27. #
    Steve @ the black peppercorn — April 16, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    Cassie! These look so wonderfully delicious!!!

  28. #
    Leslie — April 16, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    How very sweet!!! These sound deliciously light and refreshing!!

  29. #
    Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} — April 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    These are so cute and perfect! I just low no bake items! So easy and yummy! Great combo!

  30. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — April 16, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Awww, I love baby showers. Congratulations Caroline! These are amazing! I love everything about this recipe! Beautiful photos!

  31. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — April 16, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    These no-bake cheesecakes are perfect for a hot day when turning on the oven just isn’t in the cards =).

  32. #
    Erica — April 16, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Loving the looks of that crust. Such a fabulous addition 🙂

  33. #
    Eat Good 4 Life — April 16, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    Wow, cheesecake sure was the go to dessert for this baby shower. Nothing wrong with that if you ask me! 🙂 Great to have meet you through this nice event.

    Regards

  34. #
    Ramona — April 16, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    I love no bakes.. I love little mini desserts… this is a win win for me!! I love these virtual babyshowers…such a cute idea. 🙂 Hope you dropped by my blog and collected a blogger award today. 🙂

  35. #
    Tracey — April 16, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    Those look so cute! I can’t wait until blueberries are in season here, they’re my favorite, especially paired with lemon 🙂

  36. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — April 16, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Wow, Cassie, any offers from Bon Appetit to do some photography for them yet?! Stunning photos and I love these flavors together! New babies are always a great reason to celebrate!

  37. #
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — April 16, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    These are simply gorgeous. What wonderful photography, too!

  38. #
    Alison @ ingredients, Inc. — April 16, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    so fun! Love these!!

  39. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 16, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    These are just too cute! And I love that they are no-bake. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve baked cheesecakes and they were EPICFAILS! After the 10th disaster, I swore I’d never bake another cheesecake again. BUT that doesn’t include these gorgeous babies 🙂

  40. #
    Meghan — April 16, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    So sweet of you to do this! They look delicious & perfect for a baby shower!

  41. #
    Catalina @ Cake with Love — April 16, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    A no bake recipe that looks that cute is worth trying! Sounds delicious and looks amazing!

  42. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — April 16, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    These look so tasty!! 🙂

  43. #
    Baking Serendipity — April 16, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    I love these! Blueberry and lemon is a perfect pairing for spring and individual desserts are always my favorite 🙂 Such a good choice for a shower!

  44. #
    myfudo — April 17, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    Elegant presentation. I love this treat!

  45. #
    Anna @ the shady pine — April 17, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    Lemon and blueberry go so well together and that sharpness paired with the creamy rich cheesecake is simply perfection!!

  46. #
    Cookin' Cowgirl — April 17, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    These are too cute!! I love this flavor combo! Too bad I didn’t see these right before Easter….my mom was here and she would have LOVED these! 😉 So pretty!

  47. #
    Erin — April 17, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Those are so pretty!

  48. #
    Monet — April 17, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Oh how adorable! I love the thought of a virtual baby shower. And how can any baby shower be complete without something as decadent and sweet as these cheesecake bites? Thank you for sharing!

  49. #
    Rachel — April 17, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Wow! Those look so cute! The flavor combination of lemon and blueberry must taste like heaven!

    Thanks for sharing!

  50. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 17, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    These mini cheesecakes are just fabulous, Cassie! They would be so perfect for any springtime occasion. Got to try them for myself. Thanks for sharing!

  51. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 17, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    AMAZING CASSIE!!!

  52. #
    Lacy @ NYCityEats — April 17, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    This is so sweet! What a cute idea for a virtual baby shower! Your cheesecakes look perfect! The blueberry sauce sounds incredible and could be featured on many other dishes like pancakes or waffles, cupcakes, muffins, cake filling…I’m hungry! Yum!

  53. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — April 17, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    These are absolutely amazing! A perfect dessert for a baby shower!

  54. #
    Ann — April 17, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    These are just stunning and what a delightful thing to do!

  55. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — April 17, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Your little no bake cheesecakes look like they have a ton of flavor! Creamy, zesty and the blueberries on top look like awesome added texture and flavor. I bet Caroline would love a treat like this!

  56. #
    Liz — April 18, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Oh, these are gorgeous cheesecakes!!! Perfect for a virtual baby shower 🙂

  57. #
    brandi — April 18, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    oh my goodness, cassie – these are gorgeous! i love lemon and blueberry together

  58. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 18, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    What beautiful little cheesecakes. Perfect for a spring shower!

  59. #
    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — April 19, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    OMG yum! Totally making these this weekend! No-Bake makes life so much easier and cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts.

  60. #
    Jen L @ Tartine and Apron Strings — April 19, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    I’m pinning this to my ‘recipes to try’ board! No Bake is always No Problem in my book!

  61. #
    Ryan Rose — August 6, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    This no bake lemon cheesecakes looks and sounds delicious!

  62. #
    Jeneen Terrana — October 29, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    These look great! Can’t wait to try them!

  63. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 29, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Oooh glad I saw this in your newsletter 🙂 A gem for sure!

  64. #
    Laura — March 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am

    Omg..I bought whipped cream instead of heavy cream! Is it going to turn out fine? Should I add eggs? And I’m making them by tomorrow morning!

    • Cassie replied: — March 17th, 2016 @ 10:06 am

      Hi Laura, I don’t believe you would want to use the whipped cream for these in place of heavy cream. I’m sorry!

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