Grilled Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Pies

Blogger Susan Whetzel from Doughmesstic says Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Pies made on the grill are the perfect end to a summer cookout!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/4
cup whipping cream
1/3
cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Sweetened whipped cream, if desired
Additional fresh blueberries, if desired

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  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking. Spray metal muffin pan (with 12 regular-size muffin cups) with cooking spray.
  • 2 Remove pie crusts from pouches; unroll on work surface or cutting board. With 3-inch round cutter, cut 6 rounds from each crust. Fit rounds into muffin cups, pressing in gently.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cornstarch and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Slowly stir in whipping cream. Fold in 1/3 cup blueberries. Spoon filling evenly into crust-lined cups.
  • 4 Place muffin pan on unheated side of two-burner gas grill with one burner heated to medium. (For one-burner gas grill, place pan on grill over low heat. For charcoal grill, move medium coals to edge of firebox; place pan on grill rack.) Cover grill; cook about 17 minutes or until filling is set and crusts are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 5 Garnish mini pies with whipped cream and additional blueberries.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking. Spray metal muffin pan (with 12 regular-size muffin cups) with cooking spray.
  • 2 Remove pie crusts from pouches; unroll on work surface or cutting board. With 3-inch round cutter, cut 6 rounds from each crust. Fit rounds into muffin cups, pressing in gently.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cornstarch and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Slowly stir in whipping cream. Fold in 1/3 cup blueberries. Spoon filling evenly into crust-lined cups.
  • 4 Place muffin pan on unheated side of two-burner gas grill with one burner heated to medium. (For one-burner gas grill, place pan on grill over low heat. For charcoal grill, move medium coals to edge of firebox; place pan on grill rack.) Cover grill; cook about 17 minutes or until filling is set and crusts are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 5 Garnish mini pies with whipped cream and additional blueberries.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you have a 12-cavity metal tart pan, you can use that instead of the muffin pan.

If your muffin pan is on the thin side, place a metal cookie sheet under the pan on the grill. Do the same if the crusts appear to be browning too quickly.

Raspberries or blackberries would be ideal as substitutes for the blueberries. Avoid using strawberries, however, as the moisture content will result in a too wet batter.

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