Mixed Berry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

Careema Bell

By
@ccbell02

My husband and I both love cheesecake. I'm always trying to create new and different ways to punch up my standard recipe. This is one of several versions. Enjoy!


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Serves:

8 (or 2 cheesecake lovers!)

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

CHEESECAKE BATTER

2
8 ounce packages cream cheese softened
4
eggs
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed (add more if you prefer)
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
2 tsp
vanilla

MIXED BERRY SWIRL

1/2 c
strawberries, fresh chopped
1/4 c
blueberries, fresh
1/2 c
strawberry preserves

SHORTBREAD CRUST

1 stick
unsalted butter room temp
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla
3/4 c
flour
1 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt

YOU MAY ALSO USE A PREMADE SHORTBREAD CRUST...THE PICTURE SHOWN HAS ONE MADE BY KEEBLER

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preaheat oven to 350. Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla until smooth.
2
Add eggs one at a time and mix after each egg as added...batter should be smooth
3
In a medium bowl mash your berries together until slightly smooth
4
Add berries and preserves to a small sauce pan and heat until smooth...the consistency will be like really soft jello. Set aside
5
To prepare cookie crust:
Mix all dry ingredients
Cut butter into dry ingredients until pea sized balls form
6
SKIP THIS STEP IF USING PREMADE CRUST
7
Form dough and press into you pie plate
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
Cool about 10 minutes
8
Pour batter into cookie crust. Add berry topping by spoonfuls in different sizes (i.e. quarter sixe, dime size, etc.). You may need to give the berries a quick stir.
9
Use a fork or knife to create a swirl pattern in your cheesecake batter
10
Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes
Cheesecake should be golden around the edges and a fork test should be done on the cheesecake that is about 1 inch inside the crust (clean fork=done)
Crust will be a deep brown resembling graham cracker
11
Cool about 1 hour on a wire rack
12
Cool 2 hours or more (I do overnight) in a refrigerator...cheesecake can be covered loosely with wax paper or a cake cover
13
ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts, Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cheesecake, #berry