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Blueberry Cream Cheese Macarons

Blueberry Cream Cheese Macarons | A Delightful Treat

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13-15 minutes
Total Time: About 35 minutes
Yield: 13-15 Macarons

Ingredients:

For the Macaron Shells (Coque):

  • 53g egg whites
  • 53g sugar
  • 69g almond flour
  • 69g icing sugar
  • Red and violet food coloring

For the Filling:

  • 50g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 35g cream cheese
  • 18g icing sugar
  • 8g condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Blueberry jam

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Almond Mixture: Pulse almond flour and icing sugar in a food processor for 10-15 seconds. Sift the mixture to remove any lumps.
  2. Make the Meringue: Whip egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, whipping until stiff peaks form. For texture, whip on low for 1 minute after reaching stiff peaks.
  3. Fold in Dry Ingredients: Gently fold the sifted almond mixture into the meringue until just combined. Divide the batter, coloring one part with red and violet to achieve the desired shade.
  4. Pipe the Shells: Transfer the batter to piping bags fitted with a 1cm round tip. Pipe onto parchment-lined baking sheets following a circular template. Tap the sheets to release air bubbles.
  5. Dry: Let the piped shells dry until they’re not sticky to the touch, about 15-30 minutes.
  6. Bake: Preheat the oven to 275°F (135°C). Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before filling.
  7. Prepare the Filling: Whip butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in icing sugar, condensed milk, and vanilla extract until creamy.
  8. Assemble: Pipe a ring of cream cheese filling on one shell, add a dollop of blueberry jam in the center, and sandwich with another shell.
  9. Serve: Enjoy immediately or for best texture, let them mature in the fridge for a day before indulging.

Tips:

  • Aging the macarons allows the flavors to meld and the texture to soften, creating the perfect chew.
  • Adjust the amount of food coloring to achieve the desired color intensity.
  • The almond flour should be fine and blanched for the smoothest shells.

Indulge in these exquisite Blueberry Cream Cheese Macarons, a luxurious treat that combines the classic charm of French pastries with the delightful twist of cream cheese and blueberry.

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