“I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill.” Fats Domino

Hi there,

We were invited to my friends, Vera and Anthony’s, home for dinner recently. These are long time friends who have been with us through tears and laughter for probably 45 years. Vera, is without a doubt, the best baker I have ever met. She makes the most heavenly cookies and one time patiently tried to teach me how to recreate her amazing cookies but, alas, I will never be a good baker. But, not being stupid, I have stayed in Vera’s good graces all these years and get to eat some of her excellent desserts. This is a picture of Vera and I taken on my 39th birthday. My mouth is wide open because Dom had just surprised me with a fabulous birthday celebration. That is my youngest son pointing to me.



1 pint fresh blueberries reserve 12 for garnish
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter
4 ounces of cream cheese
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2- pint heavy whipping cream

2tablesppons of sugar

10 teaspoons of graham cracker crumbs
1/4 teaspoon vanilla


In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add the blueberries, sugar, and water.
Heat to boiling, stirring frequently, until the blueberries are tender and the mixture has thickened. About 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and add the cinnamon, butter, and lemon juice.
Stir to distribute, then transfer the mixture to a shallow non-glass bowl and place in the fridge to cool.
With a hand mixer, whip the ingredients for the cheesecake mixture and place in the fridge to cool.
With a hand mixer, whip the ingredients for the whipped cream until stiff and place in the fridge to keep cool.
Fill the shot glasses with a teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs.
Next, spoon in the cheesecake mixture, leaving about 1 inch of glass at the top. For a cleaner look, you can spoon the filling in through a small funnel.
Top with the fruit compote, leaving about 1/8 inch of glass at the top.
Then pipe the whipped cream to form a peaked cap.
Garnish with fresh blueberry and a mint leaf.
Refrigerate until served.
Serve with coffee-sized spoons.

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Thank you Vera for an outstanding dinner and for sharing this recipe.

Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette

37 responses to “BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE SHOOTER – a perfect ending”

  1. I love desserts like this, so pretty and since it’s small, guilt free! One of my favorite restaurants offers a variety of shooter desserts, I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Bernadette, you had me excited about a “Shooter” until I read the recipe! My young friends would be disappointed there isn’t any booze in your shooter. It does sound heavenly, thanks for the recipe and the great Birthday surprise picture.

  3. I don’t have to think twice about which photo is more beautiful. The two thirty-somethings win hands down! And the blueberry cheesecake is a very close second. Love you girls, Bern and Vera! What a gift to be close friends all these years and be able to enjoy delicious food together!

  4. A beautifully elegant dessert!
    And that photo – blast to the past! You gals are so glamorous! How wonderful you have been friends all these years!

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