Blueberry Cheesecake Napoleon Recipe

This light, refreshing take on blueberry cheesecake is sure to be a garden to table hit.

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Blueberry Cheesecake Napoleon

Make this fun take on classic cheesecake. It's lighter and requires no baking. The fried wonton wrappers give it an extra crunch.

Gather the Ingredients

You will need: 4 cups fresh blueberries / 1 cup ricotta cheese / 3/4 cup mascarpone cheese / 2 tablespoons honey / 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar / 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice / 1 teaspoon lemon zest / 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs / 2 tablespoons sugar / 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted / 1/4 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts / 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon / 20 wonton wrappers / cooking oil for frying.

Making the cheese filling

Add ricotta, mascarpone, honey, confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and zest to a medium bowl. Beat until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before assembly.

Frying the wonton wrappers

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add about 1/4 to 1/2 of cooking oil and allow it to heat up. Add wonton wrappers to oil and cook until lightly golden brown (about 30 seconds). Flip them and cook until opposite side is lightly golden brown. Remove wontons to a wire rack to drain and cool. Set aside until ready for assembly.

Make the Graham Cracker Crumble

Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and nuts in a medium bowl. Stir to fully combine. Drizzle melted butter over the mixture and toss with a fork until mixture is completely coated. Set aside until ready for assembly.

Add the Cheese Filling

Place a fried wonton wrapper on a plate. Add 2-3 tablespoons of cheese filling and smooth it out to the edges of the wonton.

Add the Graham Cracker Crumble

Sprinkle about a tablespoon of graham cracker crumble over the cheese filling.

Add the Berries

Add a layer of blueberries to the cheese filling and graham cracker crumbs. 

Finishing touches

Repeat the first four layers again. Serve immediately.

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