No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

by Suzanne on July 30, 2014

in Sweet Things

No-bake Blackberry cheesecake  you-made-that.comDid you know it’s National Cheesecake Day? Just incase you didn’t know and want to celebrate with me I have this really easy recipe that you can whip up in no time. I have also joined together with other food bloggers to celebrate and we are sharing our love of cheesecakes. I’m positive you could find any type of cheesecake you’re looking for with 65 plus recipes in one place, so don’t forget to scroll down for additional recipes. If you’re a Pinterest fan then go over to my board labeled none other than “Cheesecakes” for more drool worthy eye candy to get you into the cheesecake mood.

I went blackberry picking this year and had fun with family and friends in the “wee” hours of the morning when I’m normally sleeping. I was sorely tempted to just pay my nephews money to pick me some berries and not get out of  my comfy bed, but I didn’t, and here is my iphone pictures to prove it 🙂 .

Berry piccking CollageThe berry farm we went to had this cute little shack decorated where they weighed the berries, served fresh cold water and a blackberry demo of how to juice them or deseed the berries for making many recipes. The kids got to help with this fun little job and really enjoyed it.  After picking berries I felt so accomplished since it was still early and I picked all these beautiful berries.  I will be sharing several recipe from my blackberry pickings and hope you enjoy them and give a few a try.

The no-bake cheesecake is a delicious and simple way to enjoy cheesecake without heating up the house or much fuss.  I made this cheesecake for my mother-in-law’s birthday and it was a total hit with the kids and adults.  I made this cheesecake in a 9 X 13 inch pan but a cheesecake pan would work perfectly too.  If you like other berries instead of blackberries then top it with anything you like.  My son requested a plain cheesecake next time since he prefers it that way but to me that’s boring.
No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake|

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
16 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cups whipping cream
4 cups blackberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Step 1: Prepare a 9 X 13 inch pan by spraying with cooking spray.
Step 2: In a food processor put about 2 packages of graham crackers in and process until fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor you can put the graham crackers in a ziplock bag and crush with rolling pin. Add a 1/4 cup of sugar to the crumbs and mix well.
Step 3: Melt butter and mix with the graham cracker crumbs. Pour the crumb mixture into the pan and with the back of a measuring cup spread the crumbs out evenly and up sides. Refrigerate crust until you are ready to pour the cheesecake in.
Step 4: In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice until creamy and no lumps.
Step 5: In another bowl or I like to use my high speed blender beat whipping cream.
Step 6: Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and pour into the prepared crust. Spread out the mixture onto the crust and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while you make the blackberry topping.
Step 7: I used fresh blackberries but you can use frozen as well. Since I am not a lover of the seeds I took half of the blackberries and blended them in the food processor then put them through a sieve to remove the seeds. In a medium large saucepan I put the the remainder of the berries and the juice of the ones I deseeded plus the 1 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir well and cook on medium until bubbly and thickened, stirring often. Let berry topping cool completely before pouring onto the cheesecake. If the cooked and cooled blackberry topping is too thick then you may add a tablespoon of water to it until thinned to your liking.
Step 8: Pour the topping on top of the cheesecake and put back into the refrigerator at least 4 hours until cold and set.

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1 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking July 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

I haven’t been blackberry picking in ages. Farms around here only have strawberries and raspberries.
Love that you get to pick your own and use some in this fun dessert to celebrate cheesecake day with us.
Thanks for joining Suzanne

2 Suzanne July 31, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Roxana I would love to go raspberry picking but they don’t grow easily where we live. Thanks for inviting me to the cheesecake day!

3 Jacqueline Delisle July 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

My Grandparents grow blackberries in their yard in British Columbia – this recipe looks like such an amazing use for them! I can’t wait to go there later this summer and scoop some blackberries for this recipe!

4 Suzanne July 31, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Oh Jacqueline how fun to have blackberry bushes at your grandparents home, hope you do get to try this recipe out.

5 Aimee @ ShugarySweets July 30, 2014 at 9:04 pm

This makes me want to go berry picking (with a cheesecake in one hand)!! Delish!

6 Suzanne July 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Now that’s a better idea to make the cheesecake and take it to the berry farm.

7 Heather @ French Press July 31, 2014 at 10:21 am

oh man, now I need to go berry picking, LOVE that cute little “shack” and that berry sauce…AMAZING

8 Suzanne July 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Thanks Heather, I thought the berry shack was adorable too, it was a fun little outing.

9 Liz July 31, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Freshly picked blackberry topping over a creamy cheesecake? Suzanne, this looks like heaven to me!!

10 Suzanne July 31, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Thanks Liz, it was pretty delicious and now I’m craving it again 🙂

11 Shaina July 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I have a little bit of a love affair with blackberries. You’d totally have to pry this cheesecake out of my hands! Love it!

12 Suzanne July 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I know there is nothing like Summer and fresh blackberries!

13 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine August 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

What a fun morning you had Suzanne, kind of like the smart pig in the “three little pigs” story who outsmarted the fox and got all his errands done really early. I always love it and feel a bit like that famous pig when I get a lot accomplished early in the day. Your pictures of the berry place look so fun and the cheesecake looks totally amazing!

14 Suzanne August 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

Thanks Chris, it was really good and I had a such a nice time.

15 Tara August 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Look at those gorgeous blackberries!! Your cheesecake is stunning and my mouth is watering!!!

16 Suzanne August 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

Thank you Tara 🙂

17 Carol August 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I am printing this recipe right now—literally. I am dinner guests tomorrow and this is going to be my dessert.
Thank you—–

18 Suzanne August 5, 2014 at 9:39 am

I hope it turned out good for your company Carol, thanks for the sweet comments you always make 🙂

19 Holly Waterfall August 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

Fresh blackberries right off the bush are my favorite! And you sure do them justice by using them on your cheesecake. Absolutely beautiful!

20 Suzanne August 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I know I love the berries right off the bush too, thanks for the sweet comment.

21 Choc Chip Uru August 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm

These blackberries look so addictive in this cheesecake, a perfect combination 😀

Choc Chip Uru

22 Sophie August 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

A lovely tasty appetizing no-bake blackberry cheesecake! It just looks amazing!

That is so cool,..berry picking! Those blackberries are huge!

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