Monday, December 12, 2011

Blueberries in the Snow

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas (and snow!) so try making some delicious Blueberries in the Snow!

~Blueberries in the Snow

For Crust:
9 graham crackers
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:
16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 lemons, zested and juiced
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Base:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Grease the bottom of a 9 by 9-inch baking pan with butter.  Then place parchment paper over the top, pressing down at the corners.  In a food processor, process the graham crackers until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs.  Add the melted butter and pulse a couple of times to fully incorporate.  Pour into the lined baking pan and firmly pat down with the bottom of a glass.  Bake for about 12 minutes, or until set.

For the filling:
Add cream cheese, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar to the food processor and pulse until well combined.  It should have a smooth consistency.  Pour onto the cooked graham cracker base and then sprinkle with blueberries.  They will sink slightly but should be half exposed.

Completely refrigerate for at least 3 hours.