This berry lemon cheesecake is a creamy, cool vanilla bean cheesecake topped with fresh lemon curd and assorted fresh berries. It’s an impressive dessert that’s full of Summer love!
This lemon cheesecake is one of those desserts that looks fancy and difficult to make, but it truly couldn’t be any easier. Wait, I suppose that’s not entirely true. You could go and buy a premade cheesecake… That might be easier, but then it wouldn’t be your homemade cheesecake. When all of your dinner guests are “oooing” and “ahhing” over the creamy wonderfulness of this dessert, I want you to be the one they give credit to! So put your apron on, wash your hands, and let’s get started!
I think one of the biggest misconceptions about cheesecake is that if you don’t bake it just right, it’ll crack and look awful. I’m here to tell you that cheesecake is just like real life… It’s never perfect, and there’s always a wonderful way to make the little messes that are made a whole lot prettier!
Truth be told, my lemon cheesecake looked far from perfect when it came out of the oven.
There were a few ridges along the top and spots where the cake stuck to the pan a little bit, causing it to get a little too brown (in my opinion). But when I covered it with my homemade 5-minute microwave lemon curd and some fresh fruit, it became a beautiful dessert that I’m quite proud of!
One of the things that’s really great about desserts like cheesecake is that you can top them with just about any fruit or puree and they compliment each other perfectly. Same goes for confections. There’s nothing finer than a wonderful blanket of chocolate ganache or salted caramel drizzled over the top of a decadent slice of creamy, cold cheesecake. It’s so yummi! I used fresh fruit on the top of mine because I had just gone to the farmer’s market and I had some gorgeous strawberries and Michigan blueberries to use.
I pulled the lemon curd I had made earlier out of the fridge, washed and sliced the berries and I was ready to go!
I really hope you’ll give this berry lemon cheesecake recipe a try.
If you’re a cheesecake lover (like I am!), you might also want to check out my easy Pomegranate no-bake whipped cream cheesecake recipe.