Fruit Salad Cheesecake Recipe

A delightful and refreshing dessert combining the creamy richness of cheesecake with the vibrant flavors of a fruit salad. Perfect for warm weather gatherings and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
For the Fruit Topping:
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves (optional, for glaze)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Mix until the crumbs are evenly moistened.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then let it cool completely.
  1. Make the Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually add in the sugar and continue beating until well combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and sour cream until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  1. Bake the Cheesecake:
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is lightly golden.
  • Turn off the oven, crack the door slightly, and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Afterward, remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  1. Prepare the Fruit Topping:
  • In a large bowl, gently combine the strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, and mandarin oranges.
  • If using, warm the apricot preserves in a small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Brush the preserves over the fruit to give it a glossy finish.
  1. Assemble the Cheesecake:
  • Once the cheesecake is fully chilled, carefully remove it from the springform pan and place it on a serving platter.
  • Arrange the fruit mixture evenly over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired.
  1. Serve:
  • Slice and serve the cheesecake chilled. Enjoy the refreshing combination of creamy cheesecake and fresh fruit!

This fruit salad cheesecake is a beautiful and tasty way to enjoy the best of both cheesecake and fruit salad. Perfect for special occasions or any time you want a dessert that looks as good as it tastes!

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