No-Bake Booze Berry Cheesecake (+ More Pics of my Michigan Trip!)

First things first, I have to announce the winner of the fun audiobook giveaway for Tanya Eby’s book Blunder Woman!  Congrats to Ally from Ally’s Kitchen!!!!  You will have sooooooo much fun with this book, it will bring tears to your eyes you will laugh so hard! 🙂

Now time to share more fun photos of my relaxing trip here in beautiful Michigan!  Hubby and I are seriously soaking up all the beautiful weather, and fun family moments!  We stayed with my family for the first half of the trip.  I grew up in farm country and loved it!  Here is my last post where I shared some photos around my home.  To finalize the first half of the trip, my parents took hubby, my niece and I to pick blueberries!  So of course I had to make something with those gorgeous berries!

No-Bake Booze Berry Cheesecake

I have discovered I love picking blueberries, it is so peaceful and calming!  We picked eight pounds of blueberries between the five of us…..many were eaten too!  Here are pictures of the fun day we had!

The Berry Patch in Hemlock, Michigan

The Berry Patch in Hemlock, Michigan

The Berry Patch Hemlock, Michigan

So many berries, so little time…..

The Berry Patch Hemlock, Michigan

Even hubby couldn’t stop eating these delicious berries!

The Berry Patch Hemlock, Michigan

My niece was more interested in eating the berries, and only collected a small handful!

The Berry Patch Hemlock, Michigan

We got a pretty good haul for sure, and already started devouring those beauties!

The Berry Patch Hemlock, Michigan

This kid cracks me up, I just adore her so much!

No-Bake Booze Berry Cheesecake

Do you remember back in February when I made my dad a Hummingbird Cake?  Welllllll…..my mom’s birthday was in July, so I  wanted to make her a sweet treat too!  She asked for a homemade cheesecake, and cheesecake is what she got!  Since we had eight pounds of blueberries, it was just logical that we add them to the dessert right?

This recipe is really easy to make, and you only have to have your oven on for about 10 minutes total.  My mom and dad, and hubby’s mom and dad have all the tried the cake, and have given it two thumbs up!  It is creamy, dreamy delicious!!!

Yields 12

No-Bake Booze Berry Cheesecake

30 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

For the Crust:
1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
3 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
1/2 cup Baily's Irish Cream
2 Tbsp sugar
For the Filling:
2 (8oz) pkgs of cream cheese, softened
1 cup blueberry Chobani Greek Yogurt
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Baily's Irish Cream
1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray 10 inch spring form pan with cooking spray.

In small sauce pan, on medium heat, toast chopped pecans for about 3-5 minutes.

In medium bowl - Mix together toasted pecans, chocolate graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, Baily's Irish Cream, and sugar. Spread out in sprayed spring form pan, and spread around sides of pan. Bake the crust for about 5-8 minutes depending on the oven. Let cool.

In medium bowl - Mix together softened cream cheese, blueberry Greek yogurt, sugar, vanilla extract, and Baily's Irish Cream. Mix ingredients with a hand mixer or a kitchenaid mixer. Fold in the fresh blueberries to the cheesecake filling. Spread the filling out evenly in bottom of spring form pan. Refrigerate for 8-12 hours or overnight to let cheesecake set up completely.

Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we all did!  My mother-in-law who rarely eats desserts, actually had a slice last night… that rocks!!!  She also plans to make the cheesecake for her neighbor!!  Now I will leave you with a few more photos of our fun we had while staying at my parents house!

Summertime in Michigan 2013

This was a farm by my parents where they raise chickens, and sell farm fresh chicken eggs daily!

Michigan 2013

Peek-a-Boo!!!

Michigan 2013

My husband is 6’8″, so not tiny like this puppy.  This puppy was smaller than my husband’s hands!

Michigan 2013

My niece is an animal lover just like her Aunt Te-Te (that’s me!)

I hope you all are having a lovely summer, and relaxing some!!!  Have you ever went blueberry picking before?

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  • Tutti Dolci
    I love blueberries and blueberry picking so this cheesecake looks wonderful to me! Those pups are too cute :).
  • My fondest memory of picking blueberries was when I was a kid and the family was camping in Arkansas. The wild berries were ripe so we got up early one morning and went and pick a bunch. My poor mother then spent the next 2 hours making wild blueberry pancakes for our family of 7 and then another family that came over because the smell of the pancakes was killing them. So she made them some as well. :) Oh how I love this cheesecake! Aside from the fact that it's a boozy cheesecake with one of the most addicting Boozes out that - Bailey's Irish Cream, it is easy and looks like it's ready for me to stick a fork in it and start eating! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. It looks like you're having a blast!
  • The Joy of Caking
    I use to go to a blueberry farm that friends of mine owned and help them pick berries. You're right, it was so peaceful. I think those puppies and your niece are adorable. And this cheesecake sounds insanely good Terra! Glad you enjoyed vacation - I'm sure it's very much deserved!
  • Angie
    8 pounds!!! I wish I knew where to pick blueberries! The cheesecake looks super! The photo of your niece holding puppies is so beautiful.
  • Hotly Spiced
    I would love to go berry picking. What a great day out. Your niece looks like she's had some serious accident with her arm! xx
  • indiaandworldcuisine.blogspot
    ohhhh puppies look so darn cute...absolute cuddle bags...amazing clicks :-)
  • Congratulation to the winner! Glad to hear and see that you are having a good time Terra, so sorry that I have been a bit absent recently, I am catching up here! I noticed the blueberries in the US are much bigger then the once we get in europe and yours are not that dark either. Love what you did here with the handpicked berries, your boozy cheesecakes sounds so amazingly satisfying.
  • Ally
    I'm sooooooooooooooooo excited, Terra!! Wowwzeeee!!! Thank you for running this great giveaway, and I can't wait to get the booty!! Have loved following your adventures!! xoxo ~~ally
  • kitchenriffs
    Sounds like you had a terrific time! Great pictures. And a great recipe. How wonderful to have freshly picked berries. The Bailey's in this sounds wonderful.
  • Ilke
    Ok Terra, I think instead of cheesecake, I will take a puppy...Oh my..They are so cute :)) Please bring me one! :) along with a slice of cheesecake please :)) Glad you had so much fun.
  • The Wimpy Vegetarian
    LOVE the photos!! The puppies are just adorable - and so is your niece :-). And the Bailey's in this cheesecake sounds fabulous. And there's nothing better than freshly picked blues. I lived in Massachusetts for a few years and going berrying was a regular weekend activity :-)
  • We used to get wild blueberries in Maine and we'd use a wooden scoopy thing that looked like a rake on the bottom. It went pretty quick although my parents would always find me sitting and eating instead of raking. Glad you're having such a good time - I loved the photos.
  • Thespicyrd
    Love your niece, love the puppies, love the blueberries, love the cheesecake-love it all! So glad you're having such a fabulous time and enjoying a much deserved vacation! xo
  • So happy that you're having a relaxing break Terra!!I love Baileys and the fact that you've added them here and the Greek Yoghurt sounds like a great addition too!!I can imagine how delicious it must taste :)Hugs my friend and enjoy the rest of your stay!
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    It looks like you had an amazing vacation. I'm so jealous that you got to go blueberry picking. Those pups are the cutest! Boozy cheesecake... Sign me up.
  • Mari’s Cakes
    I wish I was there in the farm, to see those two buckets of blueberries is just so inviting. I am sure the cheesecake was super delicious. Your niece for sure had a great time.
  • SpicieFoodie
    I have not been blueberry picking but would love to sometime. The pictures are great, glad to see you've had a great holiday. Yummy cheesecake too.:)
  • There's nothing like picking fresh berries in summer. No bake booze berry cheesecake looks like the best way to showcase the freshly picked berries :)
  • Vegan Richa
    fabulous captures.. the farms and those puppies. and your niece .. super cute <3
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    What a lovely trip Terra. Scott and I hail from Wisconsin originally so it was like "going home" looking at you photos! Such a beautiful and fun area of the country. I love how the people are so friendly and down to earth. Love that cheesecake, it looks spectacular!
  • Suzanne
    Gorgeous photos Terra of your trip, I love fresh picked blueberries so wonderful and much better than any store bought ones. Those puppies are adorable I just wanted to pick one up too and squeeze it. Lovely cheesecake and glad you had a great trip.
  • www.foodwanderings.com
    I need to borrow your adorable niece so I can go berry picking. We've done it when my son was young. Love your no-bake cheesecakes. Sometimes they can be best. In fact it is just from the looks of these pics! :)
  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen
    What adorable pictures and what a great recipe for no-bake booze berry cheesecake. This is perfect for summer or just anytime. Bookmarked to make soon. Thanks for sharing, Terra! Hugs :-)
  • justonecookbook
    I WANT PUPPIES! We travel for a long period of time and no family here so almost impossible to keep a pet. :/ Now onto no bake (yes!) cheesecake! YUM... looks so delicious. Berries are my most favorite fruits and the cake look so delicious!
  • passthesushi
    Why hello, you had me at booze ;) This cheesecake looks awesome!