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  • Today I met a great blogger that features gardening, cooking and outdoor living. Here is a post from his blog that I think you will enjoy. It is about how to make a black raspberry cheesecake! YUM!

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    Hot Summer Black Raspberry Cheesecake

    It’s hot outside and the black raspberries are ripening in our berry patch.  This is our second dessert picking and it looks like there will be a couple more.

    The first night we had ice cream and berries, but today I’m trying a recipe for blackberry cheesecake which sounds wonderful for a gathering of friends on a hot summer evening.  I dug into the patch this morning and came out with mosquito bites, scratched up legs and bright red stained berry fingers, besides a nice little bowl of vine ripened deliciousness.

    This is another simple recipe that anyone can do, with only 5 ingredients for the filling.

    Make a basic graham cracker crust, pat it into the springform pan and bake for 8 min @350*


    – 2 pkgs graham crackers crumbs, 12 T melted butter and 1/3 c. sugar.


    In the meantime, blend the first 3 ingredients together until soft, then add the eggs one at a time.  I used a mixer but it’s easy to do by hand.

    – 16 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese – 2 pkgs, softened

    – 1/2 sugar

    – 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

    – 3 eggs

    – 1 cup blackberry puree

    Reserve a cup of the cream cheese mixture, mixing the smashed black raspberries into the remainder of the batter to make a colorful purple pink mixture.

    Spoon the 1 cup of batter into the black raspberry mixture in separate circles.  Take a knife and swirl it by dragging the knife slowly through the batter in both directions.

    Bake for 70 minutes at 350 degrees on a jelly roll pan that has a half inch of water filling the pan.  This helps keep the top of the cheesecake from cracking.

    When you’re ready to serve, plate the cheesecake and garnish with more fresh blackberries.  It couldn’t be easier or more summery. Yummmmm.  Have a lovely evening and I wish you were here!

    Until next time,



    This article and photos by Laurie Ashbach. To read more from Laurie follow the link:



    August 5th, 2013 | No Comments |

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