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Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake

Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake is delicious! Here in the mountains and on the Back Roads of Kentucky we have blackberries in plenty. There are not as many close to us as there used to be because of right of way cleaning and building etc. We still have lots of them close by though and they are so good! We make cobblers, and pies as long as we can and then freeze the rest!

Photo by: Francine Mastini

 

See Note Below the Recipe: How to freeze blackberries!

Ingredients for: Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake

  • 4 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of flour

Crust for: Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter, (1 stick) melted

Directions for: Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake

  1. First pre – heat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter, press onto bottom and slightly up the sides of 10-inch spring-form pan. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
  3. While crust is baking in oven mix the ingredients.
  4. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon with electric mixer until smooth and well blended.
  5. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing at medium speed after each egg is added until all is blended making sure to scrape down the batter with a spatula.
  6. Add flour and mix until smooth.

Topping for: Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake

  1. Add 2 to 3 cups of blackberries (or any berry!) into a saucepan or skillet.
  2. Add 1/2 cups of sugar and a couple of tablespoons of water.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and allow to cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Don’t over cook or the blackberries will disintegrate.
  5. You do want it to cook long enough for the juices to thicken into a syrup. (Stay with it and just watch it.)

Wait until the cheesecake cools a little bit before applying the blackberries!
Decorate as desired!

(You can make the topping before hand and keep it in the fridge until ready to use!)

Note: To freeze Blackberries, clean thoroughly and layer on a cookie sheet and place in freezer. When Blackberries are frozen put them in a freezer bag. This way they stay loose and do not get crushed. It makes it easier to separate them and use only what you want or need at each serving.

Thank you for stopping by Back Roads Living again.

We hope you enjoy your Homemade Black Berry Cheesecake as much as we do.

~Blessings~

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