Blueberry Mascarpone Cheesecake with Amaretti Crust

Blueberry Mascarpone Cheesecake with Amaretti Crust

One of my favourite treats in the summer is a cool and creamy no bake cheesecake which is particularly nice because you do not have to turn the oven on to enjoy it. This no bake cheesecake is made by mixing cream cheese and whipped cream and placing it on a buttery nutty crust that is simply pressed into the bottom of the pan. The cheesecake is then chilled in the fridge until it 'sets' when you can pull it out and top it with some fresh summer fruit and or berries.

Not too long ago I came across a variation of the no bake cheesecake, the blueberry and mascarpone cheesecake with amaretti crust on Gourmantine that used Italian mascarpone instead of cream cheese. This cheesecake also used an amaretti crust and I know just how good the blueberry and almond flavour combo is! In fact I have used it many times like in this blueberry amaretti crisp. The coup de gras of this cheesecake is the layer of blueberry caramel sauce between the crust and the cheesecake and there was absolutely no question that I would have to make it!

The mascarpone cheesecake is almost as easy to make as my regular no bake cheesecake though you do have to briefly bake the crust for this one. With minimal effort I had two individual sized cheesecakes chilling out in my fridge while I impatiently waited for them to set. When I pulled them out of the fridge I noticed that they did not set quite as solidly as the cream cheese ones do but that was ok, they were just a bit messier, but certainly worth it! (I have already modified the recipe to go lighter on the whipped cream so that the next batch is a firmer.) I topped the entire surface of these cheesecakes with fresh blueberries and dug into them! I have to say that they were absolutely amazing! The almond flavours in the crust from the amaretti cookies really paired well with both the ooey gooey blueberry caramel sauce and the fresh blueberries. The cool and creamy 'cheesecake' filling was the perfect foil for all of the flavours and the juicy fresh blueberries help keeping things from getting too creamy. I will definitely be making these again!

Blueberry Mascarpone Cheesecake with Amaretti Crust

A cool and creamy cheesecake treat that is perfect on hot summer days. The blueberries and almond flavoured crust perfectly compliment each other and a hint of lemon brightens everything up.


Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup amaretti cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker or digestive cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream, cold
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1/4 cup blueberry caramel sauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
Directions
  1. Mix the amaretti cookie crumbs, graham cracker crumbs and butter and press them into the bottom of two 4 inch spring form pans.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown on the edges, about 8-12 minutes and let cool completely.
  3. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
  4. Beat the sugar and lemon zest into the mascarpone and then gently fold in the whipped cream.
  5. Divide the blueberry caramel sauce between the 2 spring form pans and top with the cream mixture.
  6. Chill in the fridge for several hours to over night, top with blueberries and enjoy.

Similar Recipes:
No Bake Cheesecake
Blueberry Amaretti Crisp
Blueberry Blintzes
Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes
Blueberry Almond and Amaretto Quinoa Crisp

36 comments:

decocinasytacones said...

Beautiful tarts. I make similar ones with Strawberry and Raspery jam.
Hi from the north of Spain

raquel erecipe said...

blueberry mascarpone cheese cake is one of my favorite dessert and now I am craving for one .

Benedetta Marchi said...

they are so beautiful!

patissierement-votre said...

This looks good, I love cheesecakes :)

Sell WoW Account said...

ggggaaaahhh!!!!

mouthwatering!!

now i'm craving for one.XD

Joanne said...

way to come back with a bang! Between the blueberry caramel sauce and the cheesecake itself...I'm not sure which I want to devour first!

warmvanillasugar said...

Yum! I want this...now.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Oh my, Kevin - this looks simply amazing and my mouth is watering!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What beautiful presentation! Cheesecake is so classy; and this one even more so.

Noelle said...

Kevin, these are beatiful! Where did you buy your mini springform pans? Wow, what I would give for a bite. Nice pictures!

Mal said...

Looks delicious!

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Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wow Kevin - Love the flavors of this cheesecake and the lovely styling of the photo.

b.wak said...

words cannot express my love for your cheesecake...

Délices d´Ispahan said...

These tart looks awesome and I love Cheesecakes!

Sara said...

All I have to say about this is WOW! Looks so so delicious. And a gorgeous photo! :)

Esi said...

These sound incredible!

Tres Delicious said...

I've never seen cake so beautiful and mouth watering like this one. Looks totally delicious. Blueberry has always been such a delicacy.

Gloria said...

OMG Kevin you come back with all!!I love blueberries and these are georgeous, bookmarked, gloria

cheesecake recipe said...

Wow, that looks absolutely gorgeous! I think my 6-year old twins can help me make this one. They love hanging out in the kitchen with me, and I let them join the 'fun' once in a while. This cheesecake sounds like a great project for them! Can't wait, I'm really excited for them now! ;)

T and Tea Cake said...

I read amaretti crust and my interest sparked. you had me at 'no-bake'. this looks great and is so versatile when it comes to adding fruits!

Cheers,
Tobias

Claudia said...

I usually beat mascarpone with a little vanilla and powdered sugar, add berries and call it a day. I love how you elevated it to a true - but simple cheesecake.

Jan said...

Wow - Kevin they look amazing!

Kreatív konyha said...

this looks fantastic and yummy!

Kevin said...

Noelle: I think I got the mini spring form pans at Sears but I have seen them is many stores since then. They should not be too hard to find locally.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

Oh my heavens, these sounds amazing. I'd happily eat one for breakfast right now.

Ally said...

Prettiest, loveliest looking sweets!
xo
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xlizzyx said...

wow, yummmy!
check out my blog for some traditional, great, tasty cheesecakes. my teenage blog on http://teenage-baking.blogspot.com/

Cameron said...

Gotta try some of these for the kids. Thanks!

peachkins said...

I love cheesecake and I'll say that i'm loving how this looks!

Helene said...

I like the idea of Amaretti Crust, that must add such a unique flavor. Delicious looking Kevin.

Dmarie said...

just gorgeous!!

Christine said...

gorgeous tart Kevin! love the addition of the blueberry caramel sauce - divine!

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Rara said...

You are a genius and making me hungry. Lovelovelove your blog!

Allison said...

These little cheese cakes are just stunning! I am a huge fan of marscapone -- so smooth and creamy!

Indonesia Eats said...

What a perfect combination! Blueberry and mascarpone.

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