Mixed Berry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

3
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

How to Make Mixed Berry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

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!

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About Mixed Berry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

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