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Huckleberry Cheesecake


Ingredients

Crust:

1 (14.4 ounce) package graham crackers, crushed

1 (14.4 ounce) package graham crackers, crushed

½ cup butter, melted

½ cup butter, melted

Filling:

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed

1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed

1 cup white sugar

1 cup white sugar

Topping:

1 cup white sugar

1 cup white sugar

¾ cup water

¾ cup water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 pinch salt

1 pinch salt

¼ cup mashed huckleberries

¼ cup mashed huckleberries

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon red food coloring (Optional)

1 teaspoon red food coloring (Optional)

1 cup huckleberries

1 cup huckleberries

Directions

Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter together in a bowl until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press over the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan to make a crust.

Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter together in a bowl until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press over the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan to make a crust.

Mix cream cheese, whipped topping, and 1 cup sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Spread evenly over crust.

Mix cream cheese, whipped topping, and 1 cup sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Spread evenly over crust.

Combine 1 cup sugar, water, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until clear, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in mashed huckleberries, lemon juice, and red food coloring if using; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Combine 1 cup sugar, water, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until clear, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in mashed huckleberries, lemon juice, and red food coloring if using; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Spread huckleberry mixture over cream cheese layer. Scatter whole huckleberries on top.

Spread huckleberry mixture over cream cheese layer. Scatter whole huckleberries on top.

Tips

Chill before serving if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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