Lemon Blackberry Icebox Cheesecake

Lemon Blackberry Icebox Cheesecake – the perfect blend of sweet & tart all whirled together in a creamy delicious cheesecake with a golden cookie crust that’s super easy to make!

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Blackberries have long been my favorite fruit. I absolutely love them. When I realized that my last house had them growing wildly in the woods on the property, I would gladly risk the chigger attacks to get my mouth hands on them. ย I can’t wait to explore the property at my new house to see if I can find any blackberry bushes anywhere – and I’m so hoping that I can!

Usually, when I do lemon desserts & I decide to pair it with another flavor…. blueberry is the one I lean towards. Lemon & blueberry just blend together perfectly. But, this time I decided to go a different route & pair my favorite fruit with the tartness of lemon in a cheesecake – but I didn’t want a time intrusive cheesecake. This needed to be something that I could simply mix up & go. So, what better than to create a Lemon Blackberry Icebox Cheesecake? The perfect blend of sweet & tart all whirled together in a creamy delicious cheesecake with a golden cookie crust.

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It’s addictive, y’all. I may sometimes eat this for breakfast. Don’t judge. It has fruit… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s what you need:

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Finely crush your Golden Oreo cookies – I use a food processor but you can use a rolling pin and a ziplock bag too (or something similar). Mix them in with 5 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9inch pie dish & freeze while you’re preparing the cheesecake filling.

Beat together 2 8oz packages of room temperature cream cheese until smooth & creamy.

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Grate in the zest of one large lemon…

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Now, squeeze in the juice from that same lemon.

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Pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk & whisk the mixture very well. It should be smooth & creamy.

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Spread the lemon cheesecake mixture into the bottom of your crust & place back into the freezer while preparing the blackberry swirl.

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Microwave 1/4 cup of seedless blackberry preserves in the microwave for about 15 seconds, just to ‘melt’ it a little but not to make it hot. Let cool slightly if you need to.

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Pour the blackberry preserves over the pie. Using a knife, carefully a few vertical & horizontal lines through the jam/cheesecake to ‘swirl’ it together.

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Freeze overnight or 8 hours. Let sit at room temp for 10 minutes before slicing. Tip: Use a knife ran under hot water to slice.

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Lemon Blackberry Icebox Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 25 Golden Oreo cookies
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 8oz containers cream cheese, room temperature
  • the zest & juice from one large lemon
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup seedless blackberry jam

Directions:

Finely crush your Golden Oreo cookies – I use a food processor but you can use a rolling pin and a ziplock bag too (or something similar). Mix them in with 5 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9inch pie dish & freeze while you’re preparing the cheesecake filling.

Beat together 2 8oz packages of room temperature cream cheese until smooth & creamy. Mix in the zest & juice from a large lemon. Pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk & whisk the mixture very well. It should be smooth & creamy. Spread the lemon cheesecake mixture into the bottom of your crust & place back into the freezer while preparing the blackberry swirl.

Microwave 1/4 cup of seedless blackberry preserves in the microwave for about 15 seconds, just to ‘melt’ it a little but not to make it hot. Let cool slightly if you need to. Pour the blackberry preserves over the pie. Using a knife, carefully a few vertical & horizontal lines through the jam/cheesecake to ‘swirl’ it together.
Freeze overnight or 8 hours. Let sit at room temp for 10 minutes before slicing. Tip: Use a knife ran under hot water to slice.

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