Summer berries combine to give beautiful shading and flavor to Ombre Berry Cheesecake. Your guests will be impressed even though it’s no-bake and only takes about 1 hour to put together.
I’ve been thinking about the Fourth of July. Our neighborhood back in Texas has a parade and a picnic. Kids decorate their bikes. Parents decorate strollers and wagons for kids who are too small to ride bikes. The fire department leads the parade with a fire truck and all the neighbors turn out to cheer everyone on.
Our neighborhood parade started as an annual event in the 1950’s making it the oldest neighborhood parade in Austin. The parade used to start at the end of my street and end at the elementary school that is 7 blocks away but now the city won’t let us close off the street for very long so the parade is only 2 blocks long now.
There’s a picnic at the elementary school after the parade. The neighborhood association provides hot dogs and everyone brings something to share. It’s a great time to get to know neighbors and to let the kids have some fun.
I won’t be home this year for the Fourth but I wanted to make something to celebrate anyway. This started as a red, white and blue cheesecake for the Fourth of July (or Bastille Day) but the blueberries were too purple and I realized after my first attempt that the purple, blueberry layer would look better on the bottom.
Since I’d already made the red, white, and blueberry cheesecake in my 9-Inch Round Springform Pan, I decided to make the Ombre Berry Cheesecake in an 8-Inch Springform Pan. So, the recipe gives the ingredients for both 9 inch and 8 inch pans.
Cambodia doesn’t have fresh berries so I used frozen berries and I measured the volume while they were still frozen. If you use fresh berries, you may need to make some adjustments. Ombre Berry Cheesecake is not very sweet so if you like your cheesecake sweet, then you might want to increase the sugar. You can taste the plain cheesecake mixture before you add the berries to adjust the sugar content.
You might also be interested in Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake cups.
Or Strawberry Brownie Cheesecake from Life Love and Sugar.