It`s almost berry season and I`m completely excited! Many of my family and friends love berries in their dessert, so I`m going to love the opportunity to surprise them with berry desserts in the coming months! Maybe it`s because I live in California, but I actually bake with blueberries all year around. I believe it`s a myth that frozen fruits and vegetables are bad for you. They are almost the same, nutrient-wise.
Anyhoo, one of my "baby" cousins turned 15 years old recently so I asked him what he wanted me to bake for this special occassion. His request was blueberry cheesecake! Before I continue onto this wonderful cheesecake, I must add that I used to watch this kid play Legos when he was 7. Heck, I even played along with him and his brother! Now, he`s in high school and I`m applying to graduate school. We can`t stop growing older, huh? Where are you, Peter Pan?!!
Okay, back to this beautiful cheesecake. As I have mentioned before, we are all blueberry lovers here. I also believe most of the world are as well. Yet, when you search for a good blueberry cheesecake recipe, they`re usually just a plain cheesecake with either fresh blueberries or a blueberry sauce on top. That`s hardly a blueberry cheesecake, people. I`ve seen some recipes with a blueberry swirl but, as pretty as they look, I still want more of that blueberry flavor.