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Blackberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chill Time
9 hrs
Total Time
10 hrs 30 mins

A traditional New York style cheesecake recipe, with a twist! A few ounces of goat cheese add a distinctive tangy flavor to this rich and creamy dessert recipe, and a crunchy chocolate cookie crust and fruity blackberry topping take it to a whole new level!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: blackberry goat cheese cheesecake
Servings: 10
Calories: 368 kcal
For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:
For the Goat Cheese Cheesecake Filling:
For the Blackberry Sage Topping:
  • 18 ounces fresh blackberries (about 3 1/2 cups), divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 fresh sage leaf
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (juice of half a lemon)
Make the Chocolate Cookie Crust:
  1. Place the Famous Wafers in the bowl of a food processor and process finely.

  2. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, cocoa, and salt, and process until well mixed.
  3. Finely mist an 8-inch diameter cake pan with non-stick spray, and line the pan with a circle of parchment.

  4. Press the cookie crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan.
Make the Goat Cheese Cheesecake Filling:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the cream cheese and goat cheese in a large mixing bowl, and beat until creamy.
  3. Add in the sugar and whip until fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
  5. Add the sour cream and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and mix once again to be sure the batter is not lumpy.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and place into a larger baking dish.
  7. Place in the oven and fill the larger dish with about an inch of water.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until set in the middle.
  9. Leave the baked cheesecake in the oven, oven door propped open with a wooden spoon, for about an hour or until the cheesecake is completely cooled.
  10. Refrigerate overnight before removing from the pan.
Make the Blackberry Sage Topping:
  1. Place 1 cup of the blackberries in a small pot with the sugar, water, and cornstarch.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmering and cook for about 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Mash the berries, add the sage, and allow to steep until slightly cooled.
  4. Remove the sage leaf and stir in the lemon juice.
  5. Pour the mixture over the remaining berries and toss to coat.
  6. Spoon the compote over the cheesecake.
Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 849IU17%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.