Huckleberry Jello Cheese Cake
If you are one of those who found and picked huckleberries this last season, you probably want to carefully plan how you are going to use those huckleberries!
Last this summer, ChefSite4U.com posted the following recipe that I think would make a perfect huckleberry dessert for a party.
And, in case you find the recipe complicated, there is a nice video posted on the site, outlining the steps to make this delicious looking huckleberry dessert!
- • 1 bag crushed oreos
- • 2 tbsp melted butter
- • 1 cup (200g) fresh or frozen huckleberries/blueberries
- • 2 tbsp (25g) granulated sugar
- • 1 tbsp honey
- • 1.5 blocks (375g) cream cheese
- • 3 tbsp (45g) granulated sugar
- • 1 tsp lemon juice
- • 375 mL whipping cream
- • 1/2 cup (60g) icing sugar
- • 2 envelops gelatin
- • 1/2 cup boiling water
- • 1/2 cup cold water
- • 1 grape jello
- • 1 cup cold water
- • 1 cup boiling water
- Prepare crust buy combining crushed oreos and butter. Press into a 9″ springform pan and flatten. Place crust in fridge to solidify.
- Place berries, sugar and honey in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium heat until berries break down and sauce has thickened. Set aside to cool.
- Bloom gelatin in a small bowl by sprinkling it on top of 1/2 cup cold water, stir, then add 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir and allow to cool slightly.
- Cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Whip cream, and icing sugar in a medium bowl until stiff peaks have formed. Transfer whipped mixture to creamed mixture and stir to combine.
- Add gelatin and whip until mixture has no clumps remaining.
- Pour half of the cream cheese mixture onto the crust and level flat. Pop into the freezer for 10 minutes to solidify the top of the layer before adding the huckleberry filling.
- Pour huckleberry filling on top of cheesecake layer and level as best as you can.
- Pour the remaining cream cheese mixture on top and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to solidify the top again and then transfer to the fridge until topping is ready.
- Make jello according to package and allow to cool to room temperature before pouring on the cheesecake. Once cooled, pour onto the top of the cheesecake and add some huckleberries to the jello all over the top. Place in the fridge to solidify at least 2 hours.
- Slice and serve once ready. Cake should be kept in the fridge and should be consumed within 2-3 days.
What do you think — wouldn’t this pie make a wonderful New Year’s Eve dessert!?