Created By: Dorie Greenspan
You can 'build' this mixed-berry cheesecake coupe dessert in any kind of container because of its beautiful layers! These mixed-berry cheesecakes will be best displayed in clear glass so you can gaze at the delicious layers, but they can also be a teacup dessert. These mixed-berry cheesecake coupes looked most dramatic in martini glasses, but they are also very nice in faceted 'bistro' glasses and small canning jars. They would be just as lovely in champagne flutes or wine glasses, with or without. Whichever way you decide to serve, these triple-berry cheesecake coupes will be sure to delight your guests from the first bite to the last!
- 2 Packages (6 ounces each) Driscoll's Blueberries
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1/2 lime
- 1/2 Cup very cold heavy cream
- 1/2 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 Package (6 ounces each) Driscoll's Blueberries, plus remaining berries from jam
- 1 Package (6 ounces) Driscoll's Raspberries
- 1 Package (6 ounces) Driscoll's Blackberries
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
Put 1 container (about 1 1/2 cups) of blueberries in a tall saucepan, add the sugar and water, stir and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, and, when the berries begin to pop, stir more frequently, until the jam thickens slightly. The whole process will only take about 8 minutes. Scrape the jam into a bowl, grate the lime zest over the jam and then add a squirt or two of lime juice. Stir, taste and add more juice, if you'd like. Stir in a half container (about 3/4 cups) of blueberries and set aside to cool. (You can speed up the process by putting the bowl of jam into a larger bowl filled with ice cubes and cold water; stir until chilled.) Save the remaining blueberries for the topping. (You can make the jam up to 2 days ahead and keep it covered in the refrigerator.)
Divide the jam among 8 low-ball glasses, jars, cups, martini or wine glasses.
Working with an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream until it holds medium peaks. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add the sugar and honey and continue to beat until satiny. Mix in the vanilla. Using a flexible spatula, fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese.
Spoon the cheesecake over the jam, dividing it evenly among the 8 glasses. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. (You can make the coupes up to this point a day ahead.)
At least 15 minutes (and up to 2 hours) before serving, put all of the berries - including the blueberries left over from the jam - into a large bowl. Sprinkle over the sugar, stir and let the berries stand for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the berries glisten.
Spoon the berries evenly over the cheesecake. Serve now or refrigerate for up to 2 hours.