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Cheesecake with Berry Sauce Recipe

Cheesecake with Berry Sauce Recipe

It is a family tradition to make this for our Christmas dinner. And when my daughter was away from home, I made this for her birthday—I shipped it with candles on dry ice. —Jeanette Volker, Walton, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7 eggs, lightly beaten
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen blueberries or raspberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a greased 10-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Wrap foil securely around pan. Place on a baking sheet.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and 1 in. up sides of prepared pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream, cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour into crust. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  • 4. Bake 50-60 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove foil. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  • 5. For toppings, place berries and sugar in a food processor; process until blended. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form.
  • 6. Remove rim from springform pan. Serve cheesecake with sauce and whipped cream. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 423 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.