Probably the best homemade cheesecake I've ever made or eaten. Everyone I've made it for loves it too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 13x9 cheesecake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix cracker crumbs, butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

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  • Beat Neufchatel and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add berries; beat on low speed just until blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Pour over crust.

  • Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise: Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions. This cheesecake makes enough for 16 servings.

Variation: Prepare as directed, substituting 3 cups mixed fresh berries for the package of frozen berries and increasing the sugar mixed with the Neufchatel mixture to 1 cup.

How to Soften Cream Cheese: Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 29.9g 10% DV; fat 18.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 51.5mg 17% DV; sodium 337mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
I cut the recipe in half and poured it into a ready-made graham cracker crust. It was so quick and easy to make. It turned out delicious and not too sweet. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2014
I liked the flavor but like reviewer Karen above it was far too mushy and you could not cut squares. I let the fruit sit in strainer for an hour while cream cheese softened on counter. honestly it was was just too loose maybe they had higher quality fruit? Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
I cut the recipe in half and poured it into a ready-made graham cracker crust. It was so quick and easy to make. It turned out delicious and not too sweet. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2013
this was an AMAZING pie!! i will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2014
I liked the flavor but like reviewer Karen above it was far too mushy and you could not cut squares. I let the fruit sit in strainer for an hour while cream cheese softened on counter. honestly it was was just too loose maybe they had higher quality fruit? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/28/2014
I followed all directions w/o variation. The crust was delicious but the rest was mushy soft. It was hard to cut so there were no smooth cut edges. It was unattractive and hard to serve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2014
One of my favorite desserts! So easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2019
So easy and yummy! Because others commented that it was too soft or runny I did use two pkgs unflavored gelatin in 2/3 cup water brought to a boil in the microwave and then slowly added to the cream cheese and sugar mixture with the electric mixer running. It turned out great and was a big hit for our family gathering. I definitely recommend and will be making this flavor or another version again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2018
Very easy to make and very tasty. Two tweaks: I purchased a crust rather than making one (the little bit of extra filling I used to fill filo cups); and the 2nd time I made it I reduced the sugar from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup. The whipped topping that goes in it is plenty sweet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2017
Didn't make any changes. It was delicious and my daughter in law loved it. She said her mother made something like it when she was younger. I drained as much of the berry juice as I could and folded the Cool Whip into the mixture. It was great and quick to make. Everyone really liked it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2018
Used the exact ingredients and made this cheesecake in a springform pan then put it in the freezer until ready to serve. It was just great and very easy to serve from the springform pan. Everybody loved it and I made it again soon after same awesome results. (The "leftovers" were quickly spoken for so I don't know what it was like IF it lasted until the next day! Read More