Jewish Blackberry Cheesecake

Jewish Blackberry Cheesecake


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This berry cheesecake is great for shavuot or any occasion. Using cream cheese, cottage cheese, cherry brandy and fresh berries we have a delicious cheesecake.


Serves: 10 

  • 30 plain sweet biscuits, crushed
  • 90g butter, melted
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (230g) cottage cheese, creamed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cherry brandy
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups (500g) fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon cherry brandy
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:5hours30min 

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together biscuit crumbs and butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and 4cm up the sides of an 20cm springform tin. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, flour and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside. Place cottage cheese in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Stir into cream cheese mixture. Stir in the 1/4 cup cherry brandy. Beat in eggs on low speed just till combined. You do not want do incorporate too much air into the batter.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Pour half of the cheese mixture into the biscuit-lined tin. Spread 1 cup of the fruit on top. Top with remaining cheese mixture and 1/2 cup of the fruit. Place in a shallow baking pan in the preheated oven.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until centre appears nearly set when shaken. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen sides. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or until ready to serve.
  5. For topping, in a medium bowl combine remaining 2 cups fruit, 1 tablespoon cherry brandy and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours. To serve, cut cheesecake into wedges. Top each serving with fruit topping.

Check Your Berries

When using fresh blackberries in a kosher diet, do not forget to clean and inspect your berries for bugs.

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