With tempting blueberry sauce rolling down from each side, a blueberry cheesecake is indeed a vision. Packed with the goodness of antioxidant-rich blueberries, the dessert leans on the healthy side of the cheesecake family which also makes it a go-to option for many.

Starting from the buttery graham cracker crust to the creamy cheesecake center and the delicious and gooey blueberry swirl on top, the sweet treat is loaded with everything to conquer hearts. Plus, experts say the dessert can be consumed without putting your health goals at risk as blueberry is itself a fat-cutting agent.

By all accounts, the dessert is as beneficial as it is tasty and therefore, has a day marked as the National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, which falls on May 26 each year. The history of the dessert, however, is traced back to ancient Greece when the recipe was first jotted down.

It wasn't until the 1900s that blueberries were domesticated in the U.S. under the supervision of Elizabeth Coleman White and based on the research of Dr. Frederick V. Coville. Cream cheese came to the U.S. subsequently and after combining the two, the legendary blueberry cheesecake came to life.

To mark this year's Blueberry Cheesecake Day, here are some ideas to celebrate the dessert:

Make your own cheesecake: Get all the ingredients and prepare a delicious cheesecake for your loved ones. It's the best time to show off your baking skills so start now!

Have your friends over: Invite some friends to your place and whip up something easy like chocolate covered blueberries and enjoy it with a glass of Merlot.

Post on social media: Today, no fun is complete without sharing it on social media. Use some lovely hashtags and upload pictures of the freshly baked cheesecakes and other munchies.

Here are some quotes about cheesecakes to amp up the fun: (Courtesy: A to Z quotes)

  • "If there's cheesecake in the house, I'll have some." - Kelly Ripa
  • "I think cheesecake helps call attention to you. Then you can follow through and prove yourself." - Marilyn Monroe
  • "I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of... our mental faculties." - Steven Pinker
  • "My weakness is sweets. I like bread pudding and cheesecake in particular." - Vivek Murthy
  • "If you have time-release pills, you could have time-release expanding cheesecakes." - Homaro Cantu

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