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Berry Cheesecake and Coulis Sauce
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Chilling Time
3 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Take the standard cheesecake up a notch by adding fresh berries and a delicious coulis sauce!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter recipe, new york style berry cheesecake, spring cheesecake
Author: Jackie
  • 1 ½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 8- ounce packages cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
Berry Coulis
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries diced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh berries blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Crumb Crust
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9" round spring form pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Finely pulse graham crackers in a food processor.
  4. Add sugar, salt and melted butter and mix well. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan.
Cheesecake Filling
  1. Beat cream cheese and sour cream on high for 2 minutes. Add sugar and flour and beat on medium for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla, lemon juice and eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition to avoid unmixed strips of cream cheese.
  3. Pour filling into pan.
  4. Cover bottom and sides of cheesecake pan with foil (to prevent water from seeping in) and set in larger roasting pan.
  5. Pour boiling water in roasting pan so that it reaches approx. halfway up cheesecake pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the center is slightly jiggly.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to thoroughly cool then place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 6 hours.
Berry Coulis
  1. Combine all Coulis ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Cook mixture until berries have begun to breakdown and sugar has dissolved, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to blender and puree until smooth. Alternatively, pulse mixture a few times to retain a few berry chunks.

  4.  Cover and refrigerate coulis for at least one hour, and up to 4 days. Stir before serving.

  1. Whisk together sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Spread evenly on the top of the cheesecake then continue to refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Right before serving, chop strawberries into small chunks. Place in bowl with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
  4. Toss berries with sugar and lemon juice.
  5. Top chilled cheesecake with berries and coulis sauce and serve.