Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake |  Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the perfect dessert!

Berry Cheesecake This cheesecake starts with a cookie crust, then a layer of freshly crushed fruit mixed with cheesecake batter, and another layer of cheesecake batter all topped with fresh berries.  It is also known as the Red, White and Blue Cheesecake. A perfect addition to your 4th of July table!

If you love blueberries then you will also like my Lemon Blueberry Pie Ice Cream, Fresh Blueberry Cobbler and my Blueberry Cheesecake Bars.

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Berry Cheesecake

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 Slices

Berry Cheesecake


    For the Crust:
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Filling:
  • 5 ( 8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup crushed fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup crushed fresh blueberries
  • Assorted berries for topping, optional


    For the Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and lemon peel.
  3. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  4. Whisk egg yolks and vanilla; add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  5. Press onto the bottom and 3 inches up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan.
  6. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. For the Filling:
  10. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  11. Beat in the cream, flour, lemon peel, salt and vanilla.
  12. Add eggs and yolk; beat on low speed just until combined.
  13. Divide batter in half.
  14. Fold crushed strawberries and crushed blueberries into half of the batter.
  15. Pour onto crust.
  16. Top with remaining batter.
  17. Return pan to baking sheet.
  18. Bake for 10 minutes.
  19. Reduce heat to 300° and bake 60-70 minutes longer or until center is almost set.
  20. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  21. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  22. Refrigerate overnight.
  23. Remove sides of pan.
  24. Garnish with assorted berries.

Berry Cheesecake


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Berry Cheesecake — 32 Comments

  1. I love that you’ve mixed some of the crushed berries into the batter. That would certainly add some extra freshness to cut through all that decadent cream cheese! Lovely cake, looks delish. Happy to have found your blog thru ftlob.

  2. Stopping by from Lark’s Country Heart, this is a GREAT recipe! I absolutely love it! Bookmarking to try for our next family get together as my Hubby’s family are cheesecake fanatics!

  3. Beautiful cheesecake!! I was just gawking at this recipe in my mom’s copy of TOH! I was intimidated by it, but you did SUCH a lovely job! Yummy!

  4. Oh my goodness. It’s one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I’m looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling – because, well, there’s NOTHING better than cheesecake!! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

  5. I was and still am so impressed with this cake that I selected it to be featured today on this week’s edition of Fresh Food Friday! Thank you for sharing such a treat and I hope that you can stop by and pick up the ‘I’ve been featured” button and hopefully add another great recipe post!

  6. Oh My Goodness! This looks SOO wonderful! Thanks SO much for sharing! I am featuring this today 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Homemaker in Heels

  7. My cheesecake did not look as pretty as yours……but who cares it was out of this world fantastic!!!!! I made it just like the recipe. SOOOO many complements, I will be making it again!

  8. This cheesecake was AMAZING! It didn’t need the fruit. I never imagined using lemon zest in my pie crust, but that little bit made such a difference! I won’t make any crust without lemon zest now 😀 BTW I made this for my hubby’s birthday just for him 🙂 we are both happy with it 🙂 great job!

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