No-Bake Cheesecake Triple Berry Star Tart. {Video!}

Hiiiiiiiii. TELL ME SOMETHING.

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How are we over halfway through June? Like almost at July? I don’t even understand this in my stereotypical cliché world and I need time to slow down just a little bit.

ENTER this no-bake cheesecake triple berry star tart (!!!!) with fireworks vibes. Because we need to be festive and all since the 4th of July is a mere week away. Fireworks, BBQs, pool parties and MARGARITAS.

Those have nothing to do with this so I regress.

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Aside from my sad attempt at a berry star, this tart is SO delicious if you love cheesecake. It’s simple, only has a few ingredients and is a huge hit at parties.

The crust and base for this tart comes from all of my no-bake cheesecake recipes. And it’s SO freaking easy! The cheesecake layer is simply cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Three super basic ingredients whipped up to make the silkiest filling EVER.

And you all know how I live for graham cracker crust. I will gladly eat the crust without the filling if I’m forced to. Or, err…. Not even asked to. It’s SO good. Just love a graham crust! With the crust ingredients, that brings us to an easy five ingredients for the base of the cheesecake.

I DIE.

VIDEO TUTORIAL! no-bake cheesecake triple berry star tart I howsweeteats.com

It is embarrassingly simple. Horrifyingly. Humiliatingly.

VIDEO TUTORIAL! no-bake cheesecake triple berry star tart I howsweeteats.com

Then, the berries! I used this tart from Martha as inspiration for my blueberry star and let’s just say it isn’t quite as easy as it looks. It definitely isn’t as Martha-perfect as it should be. But the three berry variations with the plain vanilla cheesecake are such a classic.

And they taste like SUMMER. The peak of hot summer days.

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ALSO. Even better news. You can totally make this ahead of time because it has to set up anyway, especially since it’s no-bake. It will be a little creamier than your regular old baked cheesecake, but it should still hold up great. Just place the berries on right before serving and you’re good to GO.

VIDEO TUTORIAL! no-bake cheesecake triple berry star tart I howsweeteats.com

So tell me allll the plans you have for the 4th and allll the things you intend on making! Or eating! Or drinking! And drink one for me.

VIDEO TUTORIAL! no-bake cheesecake triple berry star tart I howsweeteats.com

No Bake Cheesecake Triple Berry Star Tart

Ingredients:

graham crust

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

no bake cheesecake filling

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

berry star

  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • honey for drizzling
  • fresh mint for garnish

Directions:

graham crust

Stir together the graham crumbs and melted butter in a large bowl until the crumbs are moistened. Press them into a 9-inch tart pan, bringing the crust up the sides of the pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes while you make the filling.

Note: a tart pan helps because the pan around the tart is removable and allows you to cut it nicely! If you want to make it in a pie dish, that's totally fine too - it just may not hold it's shape when scooped out.

no bake cheesecake filling

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Beat in the condensed milk and vanilla extract until combined. The mixture should be creamy with no lumps. Pour the mixture on top of the graham crust. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours (or overnight!) before adding the berries on top.

berry star

To make the berry star, form the blueberries into a star in the center of the tart. It doesn't have to be neat, just get the shape and you can fix it later! Layer the strawberries along the outsides of the tart, making two or three rows. Fill in the center spaces with raspberries. Go back in and "perfect" the star as much as you can. Right before serving, drizzle with honey and top with fresh mint.

[berry star idea from martha]

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VIDEO TUTORIAL! no-bake cheesecake triple berry star tart I howsweeteats.com

This just makes me giddy!