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

  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!

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