White Chocolate Triple Berry Swirl Cheesecake
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted! I’ve made quite a lot, but I haven’t posted any of it. Anyway, I figured I’d try to get a couple things up. This is not my first time making this cheesecake, and that’s because I absolutely love it. I made this for Father’s Day, and I’ll tell you my dad loves it even more than I do, somehow.
So here goes:
- 1.5-2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (just makes sure you have enough to cover the bottom of the pan)
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 12 oz frozen mixed berries (Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups white chocolate (I used baking squares)
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (I used 2 regular and one fat free)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 1 tbsp sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
- In a saucepan, combine berries, 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to boil, and continue boiling 5 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Strain sauce through a mesh strainer to remove seeds. This takes a bit of time and effort, but don’t get too frustrated, it’ll work out!
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water (a double boiler if you have one. I do, and it’s so handy), melt chopped white chocolate with half-and-half, stirring occasionally until smooth.
- In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and melted white chocolate. Pour half of batter over crust. Spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over batter. Pour remaining cheesecake batter into pan, and again spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over the top. Swirl batter with the tip of a knife to create a marbled effect.
- Wrap bottom of pan in foil and set spring form pan in a baking pan full of about 1 inch of water to prevent cracking. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until filling is set. Turn off oven and open door, let sit for one hour. Remove from oven, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from pan. Serve with remaining berry sauce.