Fresh Berry Cheesecake

Desserts | Serves 8 to 10

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, Rhonda's Recipe for Fresh Berry Cheesecake, Eldorado Gold Semillon Recipe Pairing

This cheesecake uses walnuts to make a delicious crust. Top with seasonal fresh berries for a tasty dessert. Enjoy!

Crust

  • 01

    To make crust, combine brown sugar, walnuts, flour and melted butter and mix together until crumbs adhere when they are pinched together. Press into 10-inch tart shell with a removable bottom and bake 12 to 15 minutes in preheated oven at 350°. Cool.

Filling

  • 01

    For the filling, beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, half & half, lemon juice and vanilla and beat well.

  • 02

    Pour into crust and bake 20 minutes longer. Cool to room temperature before adding fruit.

Topping

  • 01

    In a small saucepan over low heat, thin blackberry preserves to a syrupy glaze with 1 or 2 tablespoons of Ferrari-Carano Eldorado Noir.

  • 02

    Pile fruit on top of cheesecake. Spoon preserves over it. Chill.

  • 03

    Bring to room temperature before serving. To serve, release sides of pan, transfer to serving platter and cut in wedges.

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