No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake ~ Eggless Easy Dessert Recipes
No Bake Eggless Blueberry Cheesecake
No bake blueberry cheesecake is an insanely delicious dessert and I am addicted to it. Remember the no bake chocolate cheesecake that I blogged earlier? My family and I relished it with great gusto but it pales in comparison to today’s sweet treat that is completely vegetarian. I guess, its the flavor of blueberries that has enamored me. 🙂
Since fresh blueberries aren’t available in my part of the world, I used blueberry preserve. The visually stunning cheesecake has a silky smooth mouth feel and the blueberry flavor is perfectly balanced with the sourness of the cream cheese. Perfect taste, texture and consistency! Definitely worth giving it a go since this no bake cheesecake is eggless, doesn’t require an oven, uses agar agar and is a breeze to prepare. Iâ€™d suggest you make this recipe using Philadelphia cream cheese. I find Britannia cream cheese too salty. If you cannot source cream cheese, you can use home made hung yogurt or silken tofu as a substitute. To prepare hung yogurt, take two cups of yogurt/curd and place it in a sieve for a couple of hours to let the water drain. Use the drained water to knead chapati dough and use the hung curd in place of cream cheese.
Britannia Marie biscuits -180 gms (or digestive biscuits)
Butter - 5 1/2 tbsps, melted
For cheese cake layer:
Hot water - 3/4 cup
Agar agar - 2 tbsps strands or 1 tsp agar agar powder
Cream cheese - 1 cup/225 gms, room temperature (I used Philadelphia brand)
Whipping cream - 1/2 cup/120 ml
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Blueberry preserve - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp
Method for making No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
1: Grease a 8" springform pan or a round cake pan with a removable bottom.
2: Crush the biscuits using a rolling pin to a fine crumb consistency powder. Add the melted butter, mix well and add this mixture to the greased pan. Press to the bottom to form a uniform thin layer. Refrigerate to set (approx 30 to 40 mts) while you prepare rest of the recipe.
3: Mix the agar agar strands in 3/4 cup of warm water and set aside for 15 mts. Place the agar agar mixture over a pan of simmering water and keep mixing till it is fully dissolved. Allow to cool a bit.
4: Warm the blueberry preserve slightly and add the warm and melted agar agar mixture into it and mix well. Set aside for a mt.
5: To prepare the cheesecake, place the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a stainless steel bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat together till it forms a smooth mixture, approx 2 mts.
6: Add HALF of the blueberry-agar agar mixture to the cream cheese mixture and mix well till fully incorporated, approx 30 secs.
7: In a separate bowl, whip the whipping cream till peaks form and fold it gently in two batches into the cream cheese mixture. Do not over mix.
8: Remove the springform pan from the fridge and pour the prepared cream cheese mixture all over the biscuit base and smooth the top. Cover with cling film wrap and refrigerate for 2 1/2 hours or till almost set.
9: After two hours, place the bowl containing remaining half of blueberry-agar agar mixture (which would have become solid) over a pan of simmering water and keep mixing till it is fully dissolved and becomes a liquid. Turn off flame, remove the pan from the simmering water and cool for 2 mts.
10: Remove the springform pan from the fridge, remove the cling film wrap and pour the blueberry glaze evenly all over the set cream cheese layer. Cover with cling film again and refrigerate for another 2 to 3 hours or till serving time.
You can set the cheesecake in individual glasses too. In that case, set the biscuit layer in the glass and refrigerate while you prepare rest of the recipe.
If using hung curd/yogurt (instead of cream cheese), add 1/2 cup of freshly made crumbly paneer and blend to a smooth paste.
You can substitute the agar agar with gelatin. If using gelatin, use 1 tbsp.
To prepare gelatin, place the gelatin in a bowl with 1/4 cup cold water. Keep aside for a few minutes to allow it to bloom (the gelatin absorbs the water). Add 1/4 cup of warm water to it and place the bowl over very low flame and stir till the gelatin dissolves. It should not boil. Turn off heat and cool.
The original recipe called for digestive biscuits which I substituted with Britannia Marie biscuits.
By Sailu Published:
No bake blueberry cheesecake made with agar agar (vegetarian). A gem among eggless easy dessert recipes,you need blueberry preserve,biscuits & cream cheese.