Berrylicious Sweet Tea

With the warmer weather coming we need to have a great drink recipe on hand that uses all the flavors of the season! Sit back, relax and enjoy this Berrylicious Sweet Tea.

Berrylicious Sweet Tea in a pitcher with Stash Tea in the background, snacks, ice and more berries for serving

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Brewing up a big batch of this sweet tea is the perfect way to enjoy the warmer weather when entertaining friends and family. Set up the snacks, grab some glasses and ice and you are set for a relaxing afternoon.

Berrylicious Sweet Tea in a pitcher with Stash Tea in the background, snacks, ice and more berries for serving

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How to make Berrylicious Sweet Tea:

Start by gathering up the ingredients for this sweet tea. You will need a large pitcher, 10 Stash Tea Pomegranate Raspberry bags, berry trio (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries), and 10 cups of water.

Stash Tea boxes, a pitcher, berries and tea bags laid out on a counter.

In a large stockpot bring 10 cups of water and the 10 tea bags to a boil for 14 minutes. Be sure to clip the paper ends off so that the tea bags can be completely submerged in the water while boiling.

Rinse the berries off.

Next, smash all the berries together, this will release their flavor better.

Ingredients for Berrylicious Sweet Tea

Take the pot off the heat and remove the tea bags.

Add the smashed berries to the pot along with the honey. Let the tea cool completely.

Pour the liquid through a strainer into a clean pitcher.

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Serve tea over a glass of ice and more berries.

And here you are…….

A big glass of Berrylicious Sweet Tea with a pitcher of sweet tea behind it and a cup of berries off to the side.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Berrylicious Sweet Tea
Brew up something special with this Berrylicious Sweet Tea! Flavored tea mixes with berries and sweet honey. Pour over ice for a delightfully sweet treat.
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Course Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
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Course Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
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servings
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Berrylicious Swee Tea | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot bring 10 cups of water and the 10 tea bags to a boil for 14 minutes. Be sure to clip the paper ends off so that the tea bags can be completely submerged in the water while boiling.
  2. Rinse the berries off.
  3. Smash all the berries together, this will release their flavor better.
  4. Take the pot off the heat and remove the tea bags.
  5. Add the smashed berries to the pot along with the honey. Let the tea cool completely.
  6. Pour the liquid through a strainer into a clean pitcher.
  7. Serve tea over a glass of ice and more berries.

Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust

Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for summer, especially when you use raspberries! This Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust combines a creamy cheesecake filling filled with tart raspberries and a buttery pound cake crust.

A slice of Raspberry Cheesecake on a plate.

I love raspberries.  This time of year you can finally get them reasonably priced, so I take full advantage of it.  Recently I was watching one of my favorite shows, Diners Drive In’s & Dives, and they showed a raspberry cheesecake recipe that looked out of this world from Tin Roof Grill in Utah.  While I didn’t get down the whole recipe what I was most infatuated with was the crust…..made of pound cake.  I knew right then that this was so getting made to the best of my ability.

I was in a baking mood the day I made this so I ended up going double duty and made my first ever pound cake.  Using Paula Deen’s Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe.  It turned out so great!  So great that I got anxious and didn’t let it cool enough so you will see that it ended up not coming ‘perfectly’ but you know what?  That’s okay! 

A Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust sliced in the center and ready to serve.

Where do you get recipe inspiration from? I get mine from foodie travel shows. My husband and I have even visited a few places that we’ve seen featured on them. We have had some great BBQ in Memphis and Detroit. You can say I have a bucket list, that mostly involves seeking out places to eat.

How to make Pound Cake Crust:

First, let’s start with the Pound Cake Crust. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a spring-form pan.  Cut the pound cake into slices. 

Lightly press down on the pieces so it forms a nice crust and covers up any large holes.

Once you are done layering the pound cake now it’s time for the filling. 

Pound cake sliced and put into a spring-form pan.

Tips for making a cheesecake with pound cake crust:

  • Like I said above, I got too eager with mine and took it out while still hot so it kind of fell apart.  However, I was still able to get enough slices to cover the bottom and the sides.
  • Save the ends of the pound cake to cut into smaller pieces to put on the cheesecake before putting into the oven. I like using the ends because they are a little crunchy and get even crunchier as the cheesecake bakes.

How to make Raspberry Cheesecake Filling:

In a bowl or stand mixer beat together cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, whip cream, and sour cream.  Pour mixture into the crust then top with the chopped up cake pieces.

Cheesecake filling with raspberries being mixed into it. Slices of pound cake off to the side.

Tips for using raspberries in recipes:

  • So you don’t damage the raspberries, fold them gently into the cheesecake filling. Raspberries a little more delicate than say blueberries or strawberries so handle them with care.

As a safeguard, I always put my spring-firm pan on top of a larger cookie sheet in case of any drips.

Place into the preheated oven and cook for 1 hour. 

Once the center of the cheesecake is cooked, check by poking the center with a knife and see if it comes out clean. Run a knife around the edges of the springform pan then let the cheesecake completely cool completely.

Release the lever on the springform pan. Remove the raspberry cheesecake from the bottom pan and place on a serving try, or you can serve right from it.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container can be stored up to 3 days.

If you like raspberries try my unique combination of savory and sweet with this recipe for Ham and Potato Soup with Raspberry Pie Dippers. Flaky crust and a sweet filling dipped into a warm bowl of soup makes for a great comfort food recipe you will crave all year long.

And here you are…

Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust sliced and on a plate with a larger cake off to the side.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Cheesecake recipe adapted from Pillsbury.

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Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust
This Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust is a berry lovers dream! An easy cream cheese filling mixed with fresh delicious raspberries and a rich, buttery pound cake crust is just what summer ordered.
Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Raspberry Cheesecake with Pound Cake Crust | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a spring-form pan. Cut the pound cake into slices. Save the ends of the cake to cut into smaller pieces to put on the cheesecake before putting into the oven.
  2. Lightly press down on the pieces so it forms a nice crust and covers up any large holes.
  3. In a bowl or stand mixer beat together cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, whip cream and sour cream.
  4. Fold raspberries gently into the cheesecake filling.
  5. Pour mixture into the crust then top with the chopped up cake pieces.
  6. Put spring-form pan on top of a larger cookie sheet in case of any drips. Put into oven and cook for 1 hour.
  7. Check doneness by poking the center with a knife and see if it comes out clean. Run a knife around the edges of the springform pan then let the cheesecake completely cool completely.
  8. Release the lever on the springform pan. Remove the raspberry cheesecake from the bottom pan and place on a serving tray, or you can serve right from it. Enjoy!

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