No-Bake Berry Cheesecake is the easiest, creamiest, delicious cheesecake, the blueberries, blackberries, Cara Cara oranges, and strawberries on top will make it your new favorite go-to recipe for no-bake cheesecake for any occasion you can possibly think of. What’s not to love about cheesecake with a berry topping?
I love a good Mixed Berry Cheesecake, and of course, since we reside in Florida, I can do a little showing out with fresh berries. I know some of you are in the colder states, however, you can still make this wonderful recipe using frozen organic berries from the market, it still turns out fabulous every time.
Have you ever tasted a Cara Cara orange? OMG, they are insanely delicious! The Cara Cara Navel orange is very sweet and low in acid with an inside flesh tone of pink. Their flavor is more complex than most navel varieties and has been described as having subtle notes of cherry, rose petal, orange, and blackberries.
Cara Cara oranges are sometimes confused with Blood oranges, but they are two different tastes altogether, a blood orange has more of an overtone of berries, such as raspberry or strawberries. The inside flesh is more of a very beautiful vibrant deep pink to dark red color.
I typically make my own homemade whipped cream from heavy cream, however, you can definitely use store-bought whipped cream to use in your recipe if you like. I’m not here to judge your whipped cream by any means Y’all. I also will look away if you use Cool Whip topping. You do your thing. I know some blog owners like to throw an old-fashioned hissy fit over convenience foods being used in their recipes, but I won’t.
I will tell you using other ingredients will most certainly change how your Mixed Berry Cheesecake will taste and even come out in texture, so please if you do use optional items, don’t come on here hooting and hollering that, ” I tried your recipe and it didn’t come out right!” I test my recipes several times before sharing and know they come out right. Fair enough Y’all?
What you will need for the recipe
- graham cracker crumbs
- Cream Cheese
- 2 cups whipped cream
- zest of one lemon
- strawberry jam
- mixed fresh or frozen berries – blueberries, blackberries, halved strawberries
- Cara Cara oranges sliced
- a springform pan
Remember if you are in a state that does not have access to fresh berries, grab some organic mixed berries from the freezer section and thaw them out before adding to the top of your set no-bake cheesecake instead. Oranges are always at your local markets during the winter months so don’t worry you’ll still be able to have seasonal fresh fruit in your dessert. You can also toss the frozen berries in a little strawberry jam to fancy them up a bit.
- 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tablespoons of butter melted
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 4 pkgs. 8 oz. each Cream Cheese softened
- 1 of a cup sugar
- zest of one lemon
- 2 and 1/2 cups whipped cream
- 1/2 of a cup of strawberry jam
- 2 Cara Cara oranges sliced
- 2 cups mixed fresh berries - blueberries blackberries, halved strawberries
Mix graham crumbs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Beat the cream cheese, lemon zest and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended.
Gently stir in the whipped cream; spoon over the crust.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; remove rim.
Top the cheesecake with the strawberry jam, Cara Cara orange slices (peels removed), strawberries, black berries, and blueberries.
Frozen organic berries may be used instead of fresh
You may also substitute Navel oranges for the Cara Cara Navel oranges.
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