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Fresh Berry Topping

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


Use this sweet topper as the crown jewel on a purchased or homemade cheesecake. (Visit for recipes.) Also use the fruit over pancakes or ice cream.


  • 4 cups assorted fresh berries, pitted cherries, or sliced strawberries
  • Store-bought or homemade cheesecake
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • Garnish: fresh mint

How to Make It

  1. Arrange fruit over cheesecake. Stir together blackberry jam and orange liqueur; drizzle over fruit. Garnish, if desired.