Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grandpa Dallan's Favorite Dessert

Dallan is Matt's Grandpa. Matt and his Grandpa were very close and when his Grandpa passed away it was a tough, tough time for Matt. I love hearing about all of his memories with his Grandpa. The fishing trips they'd take up on Gull Lake, the practical jokes Grandpa would play, the quality time Grandpra would spend with each of his Grandchildren. It's so heartwarming.

I first had this dessert at Christmas last year. His Grandma made it and when she called out that dessert was served, you should have seen the family flock to the kitchen. By the time I went to get my piece, this was all that was left! I definitely want to make it myself someday.

This recipe was in the 1980 newspaper and Matt's Grandma still has the original clipped article. It was shared as part of Fairview Southdale's favorite desserts, submitted by employees.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Dessert
Recipe from: 1980 Newspaper Article

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tblsp melted butter
16oz cream cheese, softened
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
2 cans blueberry pie filling

Place graham cracker crumbs into the bowl and add the sugar and melted butter. Mix together.

Press into a 9x13 pan. Mix eggs and sugar together and add to the softened cream cheese and blend well.  Spread over the graham cracker crumb mixture. Bake at 375* for 20 minutes and let cool.

When completely cool, spread the blueberry filling on top of the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate and serve with ice cream or top with whipped topping.

Serves 12-15

1 comment:

jessy said...

My mom made something like this for us when we were growing up. Brings back memories! Thanks for sharing, it looks yummy!