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Blueberry Graham Dessert

When you're short on time but long for cheesecake, try this fruity dessert. Ricotta and cream cheeses give every bit as much flavor as cheesecake without the effort. Instead of making individual servings, you could layer the ingredients in a glass serving bowl. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in butter; set aside. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in ricotta cheese and lemon juice.
  • Place 1/2 cup blueberries in each of 4 dessert dishes. Top with cream cheese mixture, crumbs and remaining blueberries. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 430 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Kim0827
    Mar 1, 2020

    So good. I used granola instead of graham cracker and walnuts. Also used strawberries and blueberries.

  • Dizzy108
    Jun 11, 2018

    Could you use yogurt as filling instead of cream cheese and ricotta?

  • JenLDell
    Apr 17, 2012

    No comment left

  • muffinmonster
    Jul 8, 2011

    You can put other berries like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and other fruit on it too!For those who don't like blueberries, they should try strawberries or something. That looks delicious - I Love Blueberries

  • Brandiepeterson1122
    Jun 12, 2011

    I found this recipe a few years ago and have been making it every 4th of July since! It is absolutely delicious!! I did how ever use strawberries in addition to the blueberries just to stretch the buck. I've also used with raspberries, but I perfer with only strawberries and blueberries.