Mini Summer Berry Cheesecakes

Serves: 8 to 12

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This recipe may very well become your "go to" summer dessert. Sweet-tart berries are placed in the bottom of individual ramekins and a quick, lemony batter is poured over. Once they are chilled you can pile extra berries on top for a pretty presentation. (You might want to save one or two for a midnight snack.) No crust, no springform pans, just all the good stuff!

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine the cream cheese, salt and sugar in the bowl of a mixer and beat until smooth and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, vanilla, Grand Marnier or zest and eggs and beat just until well blended.

Scatter 6 to 8 blueberries or a mixture of berries in the bottom of each of 8 medium or 12 small ramekins and fill the cups with the batter to about 1/4 inch from the top. If you are using the compote, place about 2 to 3 teaspoons in the bottom of each cup before adding the batter.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the cheesecakes are just set. They will puff up but will settle back down as they cool. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

Serve with additional berries or Fresh Blueberry Compote.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on June 8, 2013.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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