Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake |  When you divide New York Cheesecake batter in half and add crushed blueberries and crushed strawberries you get an amazing Berry Cheesecake!  Not to mention the melt in your mouth butter cookie crust!  Stand back and take credit when everyone is raving about the BEST cheesecake they’ve ever had!  The fresh berries on top brings this cheesecake all together.  What a wonderful way to celebrate an Anniversary, Valentine’s Day or Birthday!

Berry Cheesecake

Are you seeing red, white and blue?  Me too!  This cheesecake is also known as the Red, White and Blue Cheesecake!  Fun for Memorial Day or 4th of July!  Simply crush fresh fruit and divide the batter in half to make the berry layer.  Now that’s how you celebrate!

Berry Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake for a Birthday celebration.  We had the celebration at a restaurant and they were gracious enough to let me store it in their refrigerator until we were ready to serve it.  I call that GREAT customer service.  The people sitting across from us wanted to know where they could find it on the menu.  I got to say I made it!  Then I humbly handed them my business card and instructed them to visit my website and search Berry Cheesecake for the recipe!  I love it when that happens!

Berry Cheesecake

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

Preparation 40 minutes 2017-10-18T00:40:00+00:00 Cook Time 1 hour, 20 minutes 2017-10-18T01:20:00+00:00 Serves 12 Slices     adjust servings

Ingredients

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
  • Fresh blueberries and strawberries for topping, optional

Instructions

    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 lined with parchment paper.
    7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    8. Cool on a wire rack.

    For the Filling:

    1. Reduce heat to 375°; wrap pan (sides and bottom) with foil.
    2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
    3. Beat in the cream, flour, lemon peel, salt and vanilla.
    4. Add eggs and yolk; beat on low speed just until combined.
    5. Divide batter in half (about 3 cups each).
    6. Fold crushed strawberries and crushed blueberries into half of the batter.
    7. Pour onto crust.
    8. Top with remaining batter.
    9. Place filled springform pan in a large baking pan; put the pan with the cheesecake in the oven.
    10. Pour hot water into the pan until it reaches about 2-inches.
    11. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    12. Place on a wire rack to cool 1 hour.
    13. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
    14. Carefully run a knife around the edges of the cheesecake; loosen sides and remove.
    15. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with sliced strawberries and whole blueberries.

    Berry Cheesecake

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    Comments

    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!
      Crystal
      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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