Berry cheesecake in a glass

Berry cheesecake in a glass

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(26 ratings)

Ready in 15-20 mins


Serves 2
Mascarpone is a great standby for making an almost-instant dessert. Here, its creamy richness is cut by the sharpness of the blackberries

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal497
  • fat35g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.67g
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  • 150g punnet blackberries



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest and juice



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 4 gingernut biscuit, crushed
  • knob of butter, melted



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ x 250g tub mascarpone or ricotta


  1. Toss the blackberries, caster sugar and 1 tbsp of the lemon juice in a small pan. Heat gently for 3-4 mins or until the berries start to burst. Leave to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, mix together the crushed biscuits and melted butter. Spoon into 2 glasses. Gently fold the rest of the lemon juice, the lemon zest and icing sugar into the mascarpone or ricotta. Divide the lemony cheese between the glasses, then spoon over the blackberries and their syrupy juices.

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Comments (23)

Likes_to_bake's picture

Delicious recipe and was very easy to make. Instead of two large ones, I instead divided the recipe into 18 miniature versions in shot glasses for a party, and they went down pretty well. Would make again.

mercitadc's picture

I'm not a pudding person, don't make this too large. Everybody loved it, it was easy, and certainly yummy!

pattiemac's picture

Lovely Recipe. I picked some wild brambles and used them. Will definitely make this again.

georgiou's picture

I made this twice in a week! It was SO nice...

titusgroan's picture

Deliciously light and refreshing and couldn't be simpler to make. Easily varied using whatever soft fruits are available (redcurrants and raspberries work well) and/or using lime instead of lemon.

acharge1's picture

Excellent recipe! Made with blueberries instead of blackberries and only lemon juice not zest to make a smooth creamy centre. Was amazing. My partner fails to believe I made it!

lguttridge's picture

I found the recipe for the middle section was too runny and far too I made another batch with 200g mascarpone, 4 tsp icing sugar, some of the lemon juice and 2 tsp caster sugar. It was delicious, and a lot thicker. Everyone really enjoyed it

jenjene's picture

Very easy and great way to use frozen blackberrys

micheleanne's picture

Oh I meant recipe, not menu. Tut..

micheleanne's picture

I made this about three hours in advance using the recipe exactly and it was too early. It almost had a curdled effect. I shall persevere though and try this with fresh cream or creme fraiche, because it it such a good menu to experiment with.

mazc84's picture

My first attempt of my new hobbie 'cooking'.... fab!! So simple, taste divine!! Going to try it with other berries next time.... lush!!! Give it ago!!

michelleinshetland's picture

This is an excellent and easy dessert to make. Have been making it for years since it was first in BBC Good Food magazine. All berries are good with this recipe. Excellent with blueberries and strawberries. It's a big thumbs up in my house!

leandas2007's picture

4got to rate!

leandas2007's picture

Really, really nice, made with apple and blackberry compot and did a couple of layers. Will make again...soon :-)

maureenchalmers's picture

Brilliant - served on boxing day using scottishe berries which I had frozen in September. Great easy and impressive

zombiecandy's picture

Best cheese cake I've ever had. Changed it to raspberries and digestives and worked just fine. The lemon really adds to the flavour of the mascarpone.

eleanormayo's picture

This was great, I used blueberries that needed using up and added a bit of cassis to them. Really easy & very tasty, would impress with no effort!

funkychicken's picture

Goes to show that you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to make a really special dessert. For the base, I use any left over/stale chocolate cake (usually if I have been shaping birthday cakes to decorate!) and add a good slosh of tia maria or kahlua. raspberries are lovely as well, with toasted almonds on the top. Yum yum

toescantalk's picture

Easy and delicious. Fresh raspberries worked a treat.

amber_moonbeam's picture

Quick and easy, made it for a girl's night in treat, used mixed summer fruits instead of blackberries. It was very well received and have been asked for the recipe!


Questions (1)

vjk88's picture

How long before serving can you prepare this? Or must you serve immediately?

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