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Three-Berry Cheesecake

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12
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Celebrate a trio of summer fruits with this spectacular dessert, with prepared pie crust saving time and becoming easy decorations.
Created Sep 20, 2010
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  • 1 pkg Pillsbury* Refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) coarse sugar
  • 2 pkgs (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 3 cups (750 mL) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1 can (540 mL) cherry pie filling
  • 3 cups (750 mL) fresh strawberries, each quartered
  • 1 cup (50 mL) fresh raspberries


  • 1
    Heat oven to 450ºF. 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 baking sheet with shortening or nonstick cooking spray, or line with parchment paper. Remove remaining crust from pouch; unroll onto baking sheet. Cut crust into large holly leaves using cookie cutter. Cut small circles for holly berries. Place on baking sheet; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • 3
    Bake decorations 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Carefully remove from baking 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.

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