Just a day after I bought a bag, I saw a recipe on facebook for blackberry lemon cheesecake. We knew we had to try it.
1 1/2 berries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Mix in a pan over medium heat, bring to a boil and crush gently. I strained mine because one of my kids wasn't thrilled with the idea of lots of seeds in her cheesecake.
2 packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp lemon juice
So, the verdict? It was good. I don't think cheesecake can be NOT good. But it wasn't my favorite recipe. Maybe because I was yearning more for a poundcake than a cheesecake. Maybe because the lemon wasn't that strong. If I made it again, I'd up the zest to 2 tsp, or even 1 TBS. For the amount of cheesecake, it didn't seem very lemon-y.
One more shot of those delightful lemons!
Have a wonderful weekend and if you haven't picked up my newest Cane River Book, it can be found right here. And be sure to stop by my facebook author page at Mary Jane Hathaway for more news on book releases! Summer's Glory is coming SOON.
Until next time!