Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake
Cuisine: American
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 80 mins
Total time: 3 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Cup cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 Cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
Crust:
  • 1 Cup Graham cracker crumbs (about 14 squares)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
Filling:
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Cup eggnog
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combining the first four ingredients; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter.
  5. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  9. Add flour and beat well.
  10. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined.
  11. Add eggnog and vanilla; beat just until blended.
  12. Pour two-thirds of the filling over the crust.
  13. Top with half of the cranberry mixture (cover and chill remaining cranberry mixture).
  14. Carefully spoon remaining filling on top.
  15. Bake at 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  16. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  17. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  18. Refrigerate overnight.
  19. Remove sides of pan.
  20. Spoon remaining cranberry mixture over cheesecake.
  21. Enjoy!
Notes
To produce the same topping shown in the photo, simply skip the last topping of the cranberry mixture on the cake.

Use fresh cranberries and sprinkle with lemon juice. Sprinkle heavily with sugar and gently shake to remove excess. Gently spoon whole cranberries onto the top of the cake.

Note: Fresh cranberries may be rather tart and not everyone who enjoys the rich flavor of cranberry products will like fresh cranberries.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/cranberry-eggnog-cheesecake/6871/