Introduction:
Cheesecake with Berry Coulis is a decadent dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the vibrant flavors of a homemade berry coulis. This classic dessert has a history dating back to ancient Greece, where a version of cheesecake made with cheese and honey was served at weddings. Today, it remains a beloved dessert around the world. Our recipe takes the traditional cheesecake to the next level by pairing it with a luscious berry coulis made from fresh berries. The preparation time is 20 minutes, the cook time is 60 minutes, and the total time is 4 hours, including chilling. This recipe serves 10.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 5 hours (including chilling time)

Servings: 10-12

Ingredients:

For the Cheesecake:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For the Berry Coulis:

  • 2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions:

For the Cheesecake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter.
  3. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, creating an even crust. Use the back of a spoon to pack it down firmly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and beat until well combined.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  7. Stir in the sour cream and heavy cream until the batter is smooth and well-blended.
  8. Pour the cheesecake batter over the graham cracker crust in the springform pan.
  9. Tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  10. Place the springform pan in a larger baking pan and add about 1 inch of hot water to the larger pan. This creates a water bath for even baking.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
  12. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door slightly ajar for 1 hour to cool gradually.
  13. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate it for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight, to set.

For the Berry Coulis:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the mixed berries, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the berries break down and the sauce thickens, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let the coulis cool to room temperature.
  4. Once cooled, blend the berry mixture until smooth using a blender or an immersion blender.
  5. Strain the coulis through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds, if desired.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 Slice45031g18g150mg330mg35g1g28g6g

Conclusion:
Cheesecake with Berry Coulis is an exquisite dessert that perfectly balances the creamy delight of cheesecake with the tart and fruity elegance of the berry coulis. Its history as a cherished indulgence goes back centuries, and this recipe has been crafted to deliver the best possible cheesecake experience. With a crunchy graham cracker crust, velvety cream cheese filling, and a burst of berry goodness, each bite is a heavenly delight. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving something sweet, this cheesecake will satisfy your dessert desires. Enjoy the harmony of flavors and textures that make this dessert truly exceptional.