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.
BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE SHOOTERS
FOR THE COMPOTE
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
FOR THE CHEESECAKE LAYER
4 ounces of cream cheese
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM
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.
This recipe first appeared on MuttandChops.com
Thank you Vera for an outstanding dinner and for sharing this recipe.
Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette
37 responses to “BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE SHOOTER – a perfect ending”
I love blueberries and I live in the woodlands which are full of this blue gold. Your post is simply mouthwatering to me!
Wild blueberries are the best. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
Blueberries + cheesecake = delicious in my book. It also looks beautiful. Now, let’s try it. 🙂
It is hard to find good blueberries ont he East Coast this time of the year but if you do, treat yourself. Have a wonderful week Judy.
I buy blueberries every week and eat them almost daily. I just love them.
One of my favourite desserts! Love the beautiful presentation. I must try Vera’s recipe next time.
It was delicious. Have a fabulous week Angie.
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!
This hits all the high points for me! It doesn’t look overly sweet, and it’s cheesecake and blueberries!
It was delicious Dorothy. Have a wonderful week ny friend.
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.
Ha Ha, I never thought of the word “shooter” being a sort of bait and switch. I was so shocked that night but it was a party to remember the rest of my life. Have a wonderful week my friend.
Too young friends just left to head back home and the house is so quiet it is deafening. Have a wonderful week too!
I’m a big fan of cheesecake with berries, but it’s usually too heavy. This small fresh version is simply perfect. 🙂
It is light and the perfect end to a meal. Have a wonderful week.
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!
Thanks dear friend. It has been my pleasure to call Vera my friend for all these years.
Oh my goodness!!!!! This looks so good
This looks scrumptious! I love the picture of you at your surprise birthday party. You do look surprised.
I was shocked beyond words. A birthday to always remember. Have a wonderful week Darlene.
This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a great week.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
You’re welcome, Bernadette. My pleasure. 🤗
I LOVE that photo of you and Vera. These blueberry shooters look delicious and fun to make! Thank you for sharing them.
Absolutely my pleasure and the picture is a fun memory. Have a wonderful week.
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!
I know, it is very special to have long time friends. Have a wonderful week.
It looks so delicious! Wow!
Thanks Debra for stopping by.
oh how i love that photo! I don’t remember being 39….. love this shooter!
Thanks Mimi, I know what you mean about 39. I am horrified that all my children are older than I was in that picture😱
That looks so darn refreshing. I just got off a challenging Peloton tred walk and would like to drink it to cool off!
This looks and sounds delicious!!!!
The pure joy in that photo!!! Love it. <3
And this sweet little bite sounds like the perfect petite ending to any meal. Awesome idea!
Oh my, Bernadette, this recipe looks divine.