Creamy Raspberry-Glazed Cheesecake
Cuisine: American
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 4 hours 30 mins
Total time: 4 hours 55 mins
Ingredients
Cheesecake:
  • 3/4 Cup finely crushed Graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter; melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 ounces cream cheese; softened
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and grated lemon rind
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup sour cream
Raspberry Glaze:
  • 10 ounces raspberries, frozen thawed, drain, and reserve juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons framboise liqueur or Kirsch (clear raspberry liqueur or cherry Brandy)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To prepare cheesecake, mix crumbs, melted butter, and sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  3. Press evenly and firmly over bottom of an 8 1/2- to 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake until lightly browned (8 to 10 minutes). Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar; then beat in vanilla and lemon rind. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in sour cream.
  5. Pour mixture into cooled crust.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until knife inserted near center comes out clean (50 to 60 minutes). Turn off oven and let cheesecake stand in oven with door ajar for 30 minutes. Cool.
  7. To prepare Raspberry Glaze, in a small saucepan combine juice with sugar, cornstarch, and about half of the berries. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until thickened and clear. Strain to remove seeds.
  8. To strained sauce add framboise or other liqueur and reserved berries and stir. Cool to room temperature. Spread with Raspberry Glaze over cheesecake. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight.
Notes
Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/creamy-raspberry-glazed-cheesecake/2457/