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No-Bake Cheesecake with Balsamic Berry Sauce

What to do with all of those fresh summer berries? You could bake something, but baking in the summer heat isn’t that much fun. We suggest this no-bake cheesecake topped with not just berries, but a tangy balsamic berry sauce. It looks and tastes impressive!
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 5 hours or overnight

Ingredients

Cheesecake

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 store-bought (or homemade) graham cracker pie crust

Sauce

  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries), plus extra for serving
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, combine the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the sour cream and heavy whipping cream and beat until thick and creamy, about 5 minutes.
2. Pour the filling into the graham cracker crust and refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 5 hours or overnight.

Sauce
3. When ready to serve, make the berry sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the fresh berries, vinegar, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
4. Set the sauce aside to cool for a few minutes.
5. To serve, slice the cake, place on individual serving plates, and drizzle with the sauce. Top with extra berries.

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