Blueberry Cheesecake: The Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year? #CheesecakeoftheYear



Think your cheesecake recipe could be the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year? I dare you to try to beat mine! The Real Women of Kraft Philadelphia are searching for the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year, and it could just be yours…or mine!

The contest is already underway. If you think your cheesecake recipe has what it takes, submit it along with an image for a chance to win $5000! That can buy a lot of Kraft Brick Cream Cheese for those recipes!

The Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year Details

Are you ready to find out if you have the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year? The contest runs through Monday, June 16 2014. To enter, just head to the Philly Canada website. Once there, check out all the official rules, then submit your original festive cheesecake recipe. It must include Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese as an ingredient. Of course, I can’t imagine making cheesecake without Philly! You’ll also need to upload a photo of your finished cheesecake recipe.

What can you win? Loads of great prizes! Check them out!

  • The first 250 people to submit an eligible recipe will score a FREE brick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
  • The five finalists will be flown to Toronto for the Cheesecake of the Year bake off. Don’t worry, they’ll return you home after too, it’s a round-trip flight.
  • If you win the grand prize, you’ll take home $5000 and the esteemed title of 2014 Cheesecake of the Year. You’ll even be featured in a national print campaign!

Entries will be judged by a panel of Kraft judges based on a select criteria. Find full contest details, rules, and terms and conditions online.

Blueberry Cheesecake: My Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year

I’m the only cheesecake eater in my family, so I love preparing individual portions. It’s far less tempting for me to overindulge and nothing goes to waste. Individual cheesecakes are also super classy for parties and special events.

Check out my Blueberry Cheesecake recipe! It was inspired by the Coconut Cream Mini Cheesecakes on the Kraft Philadelphia website. You know how I love berries, so I swapped out the coconut and added fresh blueberries instead. Adds a healthy kick to it! My recipe also used heart-shaped molds.


  • 24 Nilla Wafers
  • 2 packages of 250g Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese (leave it out of the fridge to soften)
  • ½ cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons set aside
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Blueberries

How to Make It:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F
  • Line your heart-shaped molds with the Nilla wafers, flat-side down.
  • Beat the cream cheese and your ½ cup of sugar until blended.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat until just blended.
  • Stir in your lemon zest.
  • Scoop the mixture over your Nillawafers in the molds, dividing it evenly.
  • Bake until the centres are just about set, but not quite firm. About 15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Mix the sour cream and your sugar. Spread evenly over your cheesecakes and refrigerate until it’s firm.
  • Top with blueberries and enjoy!


What do you think? Is it the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year? Think yours can beat mine? Why don’t you find out? Maybe I’ll see you in Toronto!

Enter the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year contest now!


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