Even though I’d usually eat a bar of dark, rather than white chocolate, in baked goods and desserts I definitely prefer the taste of the white one. White chocolate pairs especially well with different berries; the lightly tart flavor of the fruit balances its sweetness and makes the chocolate less bland.
White chocolate-blueberry cheesecake is certainly one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever eaten. It’s very moist, wet, in fact, and incredibly creamy, with well balanced sweetness and delicate white chocolate flavor. I’ve found recipe for the white chocolate–blueberry cheesecake in Gardening Life magazine, but I didn’t follow it exactly*
I used wild blueberries here, but regular blueberries will do as well.
White Chocolate-blueberry Cheesecake
FOR THE CRUST:
100 g Petit Beurre biscuits
80 g butter, melted
FOR THE FILLING:
3 packages 375-g fresh cheese (Liberté old style cottage cheese or quark)
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 vanilla bean
8 oz (225 g) white chocolate
½ cup blueberries
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C)
2. Line an 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil
3. Crush the biscuits in a food processor. Mix with melted butter and press into prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Set aside.
4. Increase oven temperature to 450 °F (230 °C)
5. Split the vanilla bean lengthways, scrape out the seeds. Mix with the cheese. Set aside.
6. Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water
7. Using an electric mixer, beat the cheese until very smooth. Add the sugar and salt and beat until well combined.
8. Beat in eggs, adding one at a time and scraping the sides as needed until the mixture is smooth.
9. Mix in white chocolate. Fold in blueberries.
10. Spoon the cheese mixture onto the prepared crust. Bake on the bottom rack of oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 210 F (100 °C) and continue to bake for 1 hour. When done, the cheesecake should be mostly solid around the edges but still jiggle a little in the center when you shake the pan.
11. Immediately run a thin knife around the edge of the cake.
12. Cool the cake in the oven with the door ajar for 1 hour.
13. Remove from oven and chill overnight in the fridge.
* The original recipe uses graham cracker crumbs for the crust, and cream cheese and vanilla extract in the filling.
Recipe in Polish:
Sernik z białą czekoladą i jagodami