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COPYCAT MAGNOLIA BAKERY’S BLUEBERRY JAMBOREE

COPYCAT MAGNOLIA BAKERY’S BLUEBERRY JAMBOREE

A Taste of Luxury: Homemade Copycat Magnolia Bakery's Blueberry Jamboree

Calling all blueberry lovers! This recipe unlocks the secrets of Magnolia Bakery's famous Blueberry Jamboree, allowing you to recreate this delightful dessert in your own kitchen. It's a stunning layered masterpiece featuring a buttery pecan crust, a creamy cheesecake filling, and a vibrant blueberry topping.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • Restaurant-Quality Results: This recipe delivers the same impressive flavors and textures as the iconic Magnolia Bakery dessert, but at a fraction of the cost.
  • Layered Perfection: The combination of a nutty pecan crust, a smooth and decadent cheesecake filling, and a tart and juicy blueberry topping creates an explosion of taste and texture in every bite.
  • Make-Ahead Friendly: Many components of this dessert can be prepared in advance, making it a perfect option for entertaining or for enjoying a special treat throughout the week.

Ingredients:

  • For the Bursting Blueberry Topping:

    • 2 pints fresh blueberries (approximately 4 cups)
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1 ½ tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • For the Nutty Pecan Crust:

    • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chopped pecans (toasted or untoasted)
  • For the Dreamy Cheesecake Filling:

    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
    • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Crafting the Blueberry Glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 cups of blueberries, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir constantly and gently mash some of the blueberries to release their juices. This helps prevent the sugar from burning.

  2. Bringing it all Together: Once the sugar dissolves and the blueberry mixture starts to boil, slowly whisk in the cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with water). Continue stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly, which takes about a minute.

  3. Taking it to the Finish Line: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the remaining blueberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Let the blueberry glaze cool completely in the refrigerator before using.

  4. Building the Crust: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius). In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, flour, and chopped pecans. Mix until well incorporated and a crumbly dough forms.

  5. Pre-Baking the Crust: Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Press the pecan crust mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool completely before adding the filling.

  6. Creating the Creamy Filling: While the crust cools, whip the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Don't overwhip the cream!

  7. Whipping Up the Dreamy Cheese: In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.

  8. Uniting the Filling: Gently fold the whipped cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

  9. Assembling the Jamboree: Spread the cooled cheesecake filling evenly over the cooled pecan crust. Once the blueberry glaze is completely cool, spoon it gently over the top of the filling, creating a beautiful blueberry layer.

  10. Refrigerate and Enjoy: Cover the entire dessert with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until the filling is completely set. This allows all the flavors to meld together for an optimal taste experience.

  11. Serving Up Perfection: Slice the Blueberry Jamboree into squares and serve chilled. Enjoy this delightful dessert and impress your family and friends with your homemade bakery skills!

Tips:

  • For a touch of extra elegance, garnish individual slices with fresh mint leaves or a dusting of powdered sugar before serving.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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