Three-Berry Cheesecake

Celebrate a trio of summer fruits with this spectacular dessert, with prepared pie crust saving time and becoming easy decorations.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 4 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons coarse sugar
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4
cups granulated sugar
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4
cup seedless raspberry preserves
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
3
cups fresh strawberries, each quartered
1
cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Remove 1 crust from pouch. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 10-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, to make cheesecake decorations, grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray, or line with parchment paper. Remove remaining crust from pouch; unroll onto cookie sheet. Cut crust into large holly leaves using cookie cutter. Cut small circles for holly berries. Place on cookie sheet; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • 3 Bake decorations 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, the lemon juice and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping until well blended. Spread 2 cups cream cheese mixture in cooled baked shell. Gently spoon and spread preserves over mixture. Spread with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  • 5 In medium bowl, mix pie filling, 2 1/2 cups of the strawberries and 1/2 cup of the raspberries. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining strawberries and raspberries. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set. Just before serving, arrange some of the holly leaves and berries on cheesecake. Serve individual slices with additional holly leaves and berries. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    59g
    59%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    42g
    42%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    45%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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