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Blueberry-Basil Compote over Blueberry Waffles with Orange Cheesecake Drizzle

A decedent mix of sweet and savory that made the 2014 North Carolina Blueberry Recipe Contest Collection. This recipe is part of the collection available on our website for downloading! Blueberry-Basil Compote over Blueberry Waffles with Orange Cheesecake Drizzle recipe submitted by Jacquelyn C. Castle Rock, CO

Special Note: Gluten-Free

image Blueberry-Basil Compote over Blueberry Waffles with Orange Cheesecake Drizzle
Blueberry-Basil Compote over Blueberry Waffles with Orange Cheesecake Drizzle
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image Blueberry-Basil Compote over Blueberry Waffles with Orange Cheesecake Drizzle
Blueberry-Basil Compote over Blueberry Waffles with Orange Cheesecake Drizzle
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Ingredients
Compote
Drizzle
Waffles
Servings: Waffles
Instructions
Make the Compote
  1. To make the compote, place the blueberries, basil, and ¼ cup white sugar in a large bowl and macerate with a potato masher.
  2. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
Make the Cheesecake Drizzle
  1. To make the cheesecake drizzle, place the cream cheese, orange juice and ¼ cup of sugar in a medium size bowl and mix together with a whisk or electric mixer until no clumps remain; set aside.
Make the Waffles
  1. Preheat a waffle iron.
  2. Mix together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and orange peel in a large bowl.
  3. In another small bowl, mix together the egg, melted butter, and water.
  4. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Stir in the dried blueberries.
  6. Pour mix into a waffle iron in batches (batter will make 4 waffles), cooking until golden brown according to the waffle iron instructions.
  7. Once cooked, plate the waffles, topping with 1/4th of the orange cheesecake drizzle and then 1/4th of the blueberry-basil compote.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

From the recipe author:
"Last year I tried a blueberry jam that had basil in it, and I thought it was a great combination that would taste even better with fresh ingredients.  The result was this tasty compote, that is a star on waffles!"