Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert #SundaySupper

This Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert is a revamping of one of our favorite summer treats for Independence Day. Usually decked out with just strawberries, this version has blueberries representing the blue field and strawberries echoing the stripes of the American flag.

Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert | Shortbread crust covered with a light whipped cheesecake filling, then decked out like the American flag with luscious, ripe berries!

Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert

I make an iteration of this dessert every summer. The family goes nuts for the filling of whipped cream, cream cheese, sugar and a smidgen of lemon juice over a sweet shortbread crust. I pile on the berries and glaze them with red currant jelly. But this time, I was more precise when arranging the strawberries and blueberries till my 9 x 13 resembled an American flag. I’d done this before for our annual Fourth of July party and it was time for a reprisal!

Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert | Shortbread crust covered with a light whipped cheesecake filling, then decked out like the American flag with luscious, ripe berries!

Easy to Make Patriotic Dishes

For this week’s Sunday Supper we’re looking for last minute 4th of July dishes. A special thanks to my friend, Cindy, of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings, for hosting us this week. Though this berry cheesecake flag dessert has a 2-hour chilling time, there’s nothing too complicated about the recipe. It can be easily whipped up in the morning and parked in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the meal. You’ll be a superstar if you show up to an Independence Day party or picnic with this sublime dessert that represents Old Glory and the good ol’ USA. Happy 4th, everyone!!!

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Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert
 
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Glazed berries over a whipped cheesecake filling and buttery shortbread crust are arranged to resemble an American flag. Perfect patriotic dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Holiday
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 servings
Ingredients
For crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter (2 sticks)
For filling:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
  • 2 cups heavy cream cream
For Topping:
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced in half with stems removed
  • 4 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons red currant jelly
Instructions
  1. To make the crust, mix the first three ingredients until crumbly like pie crust. Pat into a 9 x13 pan. Bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes until light brown.
  2. To make the filling, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice. Fold in well-whipped cream. Spread evenly on cooled crust.
  3. Arrange blueberries in rows to form a rectangle field of blue over one corner of the filling as pictured. Then arrange strawberries in rows to represent the stripes of the flag. Melt jelly and gently brush over berries to glaze (allow the jelly to cool slightly after melting). Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert | Shortbread crust covered with a light whipped cheesecake filling, then decked out like the American flag with luscious, ripe berries!

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Comments

  1. Currant jelly sounds like a great addition. A perfect blend of flavors I love it!

  2. So beautiful and festive! I would love one large slice now for my 2nd breakfast.

  3. Nice and cool and creamy! I see lots of goodies in this weeks recipe list! Happy 4th of July:@)

  4. Delicious and pretty! Happy 4th of July Liz.

  5. Such a beautiful cake! Love how easy the crust is!

  6. Your dessert is beautiful, and so patriotic! Hope you have a great 4th of July.

  7. J’adore tes patriotic dishes, and I can use as well in France because the couleurs are the same 😉 Happy Sunday dear friend ! x

  8. OM gosh! How cute is that! Stars and stripes. You must have had a lot of fun making that wonderful cheesecake. Beautiful 4th of July post.

  9. Wow, it looks so delicious! Have you some pice for me? 🙂

  10. I would love a slice of this for breakfast! Is that wrong? I have always wanted to make an American Flag cake and just have never gotten around to it. This recipe just may be the inspiration I need to get it done. How can you go wrong with berries, cheesecake and currant jelly glaze?! Cheers!

  11. Perfect little dessert for celebrating the day! Love it!

  12. I love that this doesn’t use a graham cracker crust. Pastry crust sounds like such a great complement to the cheesecake. This is so beautiful too.

  13. Flag desserts are always fun for a 4th July celebration and your cheesecake looks great!

  14. So perfect for the 4th and with a more haphazard berry placement any time! I love no bake cheesecake and it’s hard to go wrong with shortbread crust. I’d happily take a fork and the pan please!

  15. Oh I love a good cheesecake dessert, this is so festive and perfect for the 4th! Hope you are having a great weekend! 🙂

  16. That’s so festive! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  17. Wow, such a creative treat! Have a lovely week, babe! xoxo

  18. Your photos make me want to salute! And I bet a bite of your yummy looking cheesecake would have me singing the Star Spangled Banner =)

  19. Such a fun and festive dessert!

  20. Okay, this looks delicious! Perfect for the holiday and for any summer party!!!

  21. I love a good ol’ flag cake especially for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July weekend :))

  22. What a great desert, wish I had a slice right now!

  23. This is such a gorgeous and festive dessert, Liz! It would be a hit around here for sure! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! 🙂

  24. A beautiful classic! Hope you had a good 4th of July!

  25. Glazing the berries gives it just that extra special touch. Yum!

  26. Beautiful dessert and that creamy cheesecake filling is a great base for lots of yummy toppings.

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