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Mixed Berry Cheesecake
Creamy and delicious, this Mixed Berry Cheesecake is filled with berries with a homemade graham cracker crust. Let this traditional cheesecake be the decadent dessert on your table!
I have my niece Francesca to thank for this recipe, she tested it previously and baked it along with my other super helpful niece Vanessa. My third niece Isabella was sick the night we baked the cheesecake, so she looked on and rested while we worked in the kitchen 🙂 The last post they helped with on the blog was DIY Crayons and the last recipe was No-Churn Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. I have so much fun doing cooking and diy projects with them and it’s a great way to spend time together and bond when I visit ♥
I have been visiting with my family in New England and the benefit of staying with my parents is having access to the extraordinary collection of kitchen and dining items my mom has collected over her life. I love her collection of cloth napkins and dish towels with their pretty colors and patterns; some of them are featured in the pictures here along with a pretty blue plate, white cake stand and utensils. It’s fun to take photos with some different props from my own for a change.
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This Mixed Berry Cheesecake is:
- Creamy and rich – cheesecake is a delightfully, decadent dessert which everyone deserves to spoil themselves with and share with each other 🙂
- Has the best graham cracker crust because it’s HOMEMADE!
- Has 2 kinds of berries: strawberries and blueberries – so yummy and fresh
- Is totally customizable – so you can add your favorite berries!
- If you are new to making cheesecake, this is a totally easy and approachable recipe.
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Recipe Attribution: Mixed Berry Cheesecake is inspired by, Baked Raspberry Cheesecake, in the “Complete Children’s Cookbook,” First American Edition, 2015 (available for purchase in the “Cookbooks” section in my Amazon aStore!) This is a great cookbook for kids, there are so many great recipes and explanation of baking & cooking techniques. My niece Francesca owns this cookbook and I paged through it and I think it’s an excellent cookbook for young chefs.
I added the Kitchen Aid 9-inch springform pan that we used to the “Baking Pans & Sheets” section in my Amazon aStore, it sells for $15.99 and served us really well for this recipe and I also added a 3-piece springform pan set to my Amazon aStore.
- 7 ounces (200 grams) graham crackers
- 4 tablespoons of butter, (or melted coconut oil in the same amount)
- 20 ounces (600 grams) cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar, , sifted, plus extra for dusting before serving
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 8 ounces (225 grams) diced strawberries
- 8 ounces (225 grams) blueberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Crush the graham crackers either with a food processor or in a food bag and rolling pin. Put the crushed graham crackers in the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch (we used a 9 inch) springform pan. Melt the butter (or coconut oil), pour over the graham crackers and mix together, then press evenly down to form the bottom crust. Chill the crust in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Using a stand or a hand mixer, place the cream cheese and the sour cream, in a large mixing bowl, beat until smooth. Sprinkle cornstarch and the sifted confectioner's sugar over the mixture and beat in. Add eggs and pure vanilla extract, beat mixture until smooth. Use a baking spatula and carefully fold in both types of berries until evenly combined. Spread mixture evenly into the pan with the pre-chilled graham cracker crust.
- Place the pan on a baking sheet with sides (Please note: you can add water after you place it in the oven to the baking sheet to help ensure even baking and reduce the chances of the top cracking, we did not do this and it still comes out good and tastes good!). Bake 35-40 mins (we added an extra 5 mins to brown the sides a little more). The middle may still be jiggly when you remove it from the oven, it will set when it cools. Allow to cool, then cool overnight - or at least 2-3 hours in the refrigerator. Before serving, decorate with more fresh berries and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Enjoy!
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Editing Notes: This is a *new* footer section that I will be adding to posts for my personal recording & edification as I try to improve my photography but readers
other bloggers might find it interesting as well to get insight into my workflow. Lighting: Natural mid-afternoon light, shot on 1/20/2016. Camera: iPhone 6s Plus (I left my DSLR at home for this trip and I upgraded my iPhone a month or so ago since it was wayyy overdue and I’ve been really happy with the quality of the photos the iPhone 6s Plus has been putting out), Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom (I am not new to Adobe but I am new to Lightroom and though I have resisted using it being a huge fan of Photoshop or just using PicMonkey, I have to say, it’s been a huge timesaver with batch editing and I can get really specific with the photos), then PicMonkey Royale for making social shares and collages, for more information on the resources I use for Life’s Little Sweets, check out my Resources page.
- If you make Mixed Berry Cheesecake and post a picture on social media, be sure to #lifeslittlesweets and link back to the post, thank you in advance!
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