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Blueberry Compote “Cheesecake” Graham Snacks

Here is a yummy cheesecake cheat that uses a layer of sweetened cream cheese with Blueberry Compote to mimic the flavor and creaminess of cheesecake without the baking or fridge cooling time.  An even easier version (also shown in the photos) is just to put strawberry, or some other sweet flavored cream cheese on a graham cracker and top with fresh fruit.

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The blueberry compote in this recipe calls for less sugar than you’d normally use because the cheesecake mix and graham cracker are already so sweet, I think it tastes better when the blueberries are slightly bitter.¬† If you’re a big fan of sweet though, add another tablespoon of sugar to the compote.

Blueberry Compote Graham Snacks

Serves 2-3
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 16 minutes
Total time 26 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-5 graham crackers

Compote

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons water (reduce to 1 tablespoon if berries are frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Cheesecake spread

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 drop vanilla extract

Streusel topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (aka a couple of shakes)

Directions

Blueberry Compote
1. Add half of the blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining blueberries and simmer another 8 minutes.
Cheesecake Spread
2. Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla extract to make cheesecake spread. Put aside in fridge until ready to use.
Streusel Topping
3. Mix butter and brown sugar and cinnamon. Add flour, mix with fingers for best crumb formation.
4. Spread a layer of cheesecake mix over graham crackers. Top with blueberry compote and then streusel crumbs.

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