Tuesday, July 16, 2013

12 Blackberry Marble Cheesecake


I am super excited to participate on the 8th round of Get Your Chef On Blog Series.
The cooking challenge's main ingredient is Blackberries.


For this Round 8 of the series a recipe must feature the main ingredient; Blackberries for a chance to win ad space on each co-host's blog for two months. The Linky Party will go live on July 16th. The Winner Announcement and Recipe Features on July 23rd.

I decided to make a Blackberry Marble Cheesecake.

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The Hosts are:

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Blackberry Marble Cheesecake
by Sweet Yarns

Ingredients
    Blackberry Sauce
    • 2 cups fresh blackberries
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1 tbsp. blackberry brandy (optional)
    Crust
    • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/4 sugar
    • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
    Filling
    • 3 (8oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1 (14oz.) condensed milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 lemon juice
    Instructions
    Blackberry Sauce:
    In a small saucepan, bring blackberries and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Press mixture through a strainer; discard seeds. Cool.

    Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in blackberry puree until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Add blackberry brandy. Reserve 1/2 cup of the blackberry sauce; cool. Chill remaining sauce.

    Crust:
    Combine crumbs, sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Every chance I get, I bake my cheesecakes using my Heart Shaped Springform.

    Filling:
    In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs and lemon juice; mix well. Spoon half the batter into prepared pan. Spoon half the reserved blackberry sauce in small amounts over batter. Repeat, ending with blackberry sauce. Using a knife, cut through batter for marble effect.

    Bake 50 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Chill.
    Serve with chilled blackberry sauce. Refrigerate leftovers.
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    I just loved the marbled color the blackberries gave the cheesecake.  I was afraid I was going to end up with a darker color, but I ended up with a pretty "raspberry" like color.


    My heart was broken after I cut the first slice... I got over it quickly after taking that first bite....


    Serve each slice with the reserved Blackberry Sauce and fresh Blackberries. The combination of the Blackberry sauce and the fresh berries is divine.


    Happy Cooking!!!!

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    12 comments:

    1. Now you are talking girl! Cheesecake is one of my very favorites! WOW!

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    2. I found your blog over at How to Stay Sane in the Summer and loved your cheese cake recipe, so I pinned it!!

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    3. Pinning. THAT looks ridiculously good!!!! Julia

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    4. Holy Cow that looks amazing!! I love blackberries! Good luck!

      Thanks for your sweet comment on my end table makeover!

      Hugs! Mindi

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    5. Oh.Man.
      I just pinned this and if it weren't 11:30 at night, I'd seriously think about making it right now! Ugh...need a fork now... :)
      Thanks!
      Kelly

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    6. I'm drooling - out the sides of my mouth! I have to make this. Cake + blackberries = heaven! Thanks for sharing at LOBS!

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    7. Oh yum. That marble topping looks fabulous!

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    8. YUM! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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    9. I love cheesecake! This looks yummy! Thanks for linking up at Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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    10. Your cheesecake looks yummy and pretty! My mother is always making some sort of cheesecake, so I'm going to have to share this recipe with her, so she can make some for my dad and for me when I visit. Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

      Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty

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    11. This looks so delicious! I love cheesecake but have never had the combination of blackberries with it! Yummy. Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday. Your recipe was chosen as a Host Favorite and will be featured on Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow!

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