Berry cheesecake in a glass

Berry cheesecake in a glass

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(27 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 biscuits, 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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2nd Sep, 2009
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.
31st Aug, 2009
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!!
28th Jul, 2009
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!
8th May, 2009
4got to rate!
8th May, 2009
Really, really nice, made with apple and blackberry compot and did a couple of layers. Will make again...soon :-)
18th Apr, 2009
Brilliant - served on boxing day using scottishe berries which I had frozen in September. Great easy and impressive
22nd Mar, 2009
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.
14th Feb, 2009
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!
14th Jul, 2008
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
10th Mar, 2008
Easy and delicious. Fresh raspberries worked a treat.


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