No Bake Berry Cheesecake #SummerDessertWeek
Prep time: 35 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Ingredients
  • Graham cracker crust:
  • 1¾ cups (189 grams) graham cracker crumbs, about 12-13 crackers
  • 3 tablespoons (41 grams) sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (110 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • Cheesecake layer:
  • 3 - 8 ounce packages (683 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup (78 grams) mascarpone cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (110 grams) sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons (7 grams) vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1¾ cups (404 grams) heavy whipping cream
  • Fruit layer:
  • ⅓ cup (115 grams) seedless blackberry preserves
  • 1 quart (454 grams) strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) raspberries
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) blackberries
Instructions
  1. For the graham cracker layer:
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the sugar and thoroughly mix in the butter.
  3. Transfer the crust to a 9" nonstick springform pan. Freeze while preparing the cheesecake layer.
  4. For the cheesecake layer:
  5. Place the cream cheese, mascarpone and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and creamy, about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the vanilla and lemon zest.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the whipped cream until stiff peaks form.
  7. Fold the whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Transfer to the cheesecake pan and smooth the top. Refrigerate overnight.
  9. For the fruit layer:
  10. Melt the blackberry preserves. Stir until smooth.
  11. Once the preserves are cool to the touch, pour over the cheesecake. Use a small metal spatula to evenly spread the preserves over the top.
  12. Arrange the strawberries on the outer edge of the cheesecake, alternating top to bottom so that the strawberries rotate nicely around the top.
  13. Place blackberries inside the strawberry layer.
  14. Place raspberries inside the blackberry layer.
  15. Return to the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  16. Betsy's tidbits:
  17. Blackberry, strawberry or raspberry preserves may be used.
  18. The cheesecake may be frozen before the fruit layer is put on top. Thaw the cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight and then put the fruit layer on it.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/no-bake-berry-cheesecake-summerdessertweek