In my household, desserts and sweets are such an amazing treat in times of stress and confusion. We like to take family time and whip up something good. In this way we get a tasty dessert, and we get to talk and socialize. This recipe helps when you need something made easy or even just a surprise to the family at supper time.
- 9oz Cream Cheese
- Monk Fruit White Sugar Substitute
- 1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
- ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- Animal Crackers
- 9 Inch Pan
- 2 Cups Blueberries
- 2 Cups Strawberries
- Blue Agave
The Animal Cracker Crust
First you’re going to preheat your oven to 325 degrees. You’re going to want to make your crust by smashing 2 ½ cups of graham crackers thin enough to be able to fit through a sifter. After this you’re going to sift your graham cracker crumbs into a bowl, add 1tsp nutmeg, 1tsp cinnamon, 1tsp Monk fruit sugar, 1tsp brown and 1tsp sugar. Next you stir it all together until well mixed, and then get your 9 inch pan and flatten the crum mix to fit the pan. When this has been done, put your pan into the oven for 8 minutes.
The Cream Cheese Filling
For the filling, you’re going to get a medium size metal bowl, and add in 9oz of your cream cheese, 1 ½ tablespoons of vanilla, ¾ cup heavy whipping cream, and 1 ½ cup of Monk fruit sugar. After doing all this you will need to still be together, until you can get it as smooth as possible. Then you will set in the fridge until your crust is finished.
Once your crust is finished in the oven, you are going to put it in the freezer for 5 minutes. While this is in the freezer you can put your filling into the fridge and make your puree.
You will need your blueberries and strawberries. For the first puree you can put your 2 cups of blueberries in your Vitamix and add in ⅓ cup Agave. And then set that in a Ziploc bag. For your strawberry puree do the same and then set in a separate Ziploc. After this is finished pour your filling into your crust and set back into the freezer for fifteen minutes
Once your waiting is all done, set your cheesecake on a counter and get ready for the fun part. You are going to decorate your cake. You will take one of your bags full of puree, and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. After you do this you will put on your cheesecake a spaced out swirl until you get to the middle of the cake. You will do the same with the other bag, but put it in the spaces that were not covered by the other swirl. Once these two steps are finished you will take a toothpick or a knife and slide the tip of the knife ever so gently from the middle to the edges and make cut designs. You will make the cut designs about ½ inch in between. Then you will put your cake back in the freezer for 10 minutes if it is looking too runny. And last, garnish the top with three berries of your choice and two mint leafs. Last instruction is very important; you may cut and enjoy.
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