Blueberry cheesecake blondies

Blueberry cheesecake blondies
  • Serves icon Makes 15
  • Time icon Hands-on time 35 min, oven time 20 min, plus cooling and chilling

A swirl of cheesecake and tangy blueberry compote take these gooey white chocolate blondies to the next level.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
280kcals
Fat
14.6g (8.8g saturated)
Protein
3.8g
Carbohydrates
33.1g (21.3g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
0.3g
Calories
280kcals
Fat
14.6g (8.8g saturated)
Protein
3.8g
Carbohydrates
33.1g (21.3g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
0.3g

Per blondie

Ingredients

  • 230g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 170g unsalted butter, melted
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g blueberries
  • 100g white chocolate, chopped

For the blueberry compote

  • 140g blueberries
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

For the cheesecake

  • ½ medium free-range egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 60g full-fat cream cheese
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 15g caster sugar

You’ll also need…  

  • A 27cm x 18cm x 4cm tin, greased 
and base lined with a strip of paper big enough to cover the base and up 
2 sides, with a 3cm overhang

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. To make the compote, cook the 140g blueberries in a small pan with the 30g sugar, lemon juice and 1 tbsp water for 5-7 min until the berries start to break down. Take off the heat, then whizz with a hand mixer. Strain in a sieve over a bowl, pushing down with a spoon (discard what’s left in the sieve).
  2. Combine the cheesecake ingredients in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
  3. For the blondie base, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. In another large mixing bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture to combine. Fold in the 110g blueberries and the chocolate. Pour the mixture over the prepared tin.
  4. Spoon 3 lines of the cheesecake mix down the length of the tin, then drizzle the blueberry compote on top of the lines, in the centre of each. Drag the tip of a knife through the mix in a swirling pattern. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is just set. Cool in the tin, then chill for 2 hours. Bring back to room temperature; serve cut into squares.

delicious. tips

  1. Make, cool and chill, covered, for 24 hours, or freeze for up to 1 month, well wrapped. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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September 2019