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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preaheat oven to 350. Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla until smooth.
2Add eggs one at a time and mix after each egg as added...batter should be smooth
3In a medium bowl mash your berries together until slightly smooth
4Add berries and preserves to a small sauce pan and heat until smooth...the consistency will be like really soft jello. Set aside
5To prepare cookie crust:
Mix all dry ingredients
Cut butter into dry ingredients until pea sized balls form
6SKIP THIS STEP IF USING PREMADE CRUST
7Form dough and press into you pie plate
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
Cool about 10 minutes
8Pour 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.
9Use a fork or knife to create a swirl pattern in your cheesecake batter
10Bake 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
11Cool about 1 hour on a wire rack
12Cool 2 hours or more (I do overnight) in a refrigerator...cheesecake can be covered loosely with wax paper or a cake cover
13ENJOY!

About this Recipe

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