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Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe

“I think the ultimate dessert anytime of the year is cheesecake,” writes Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. “I worked at a specialty bakery that offered 23 different cheesecakes, but not a chocolate cranberry flavor like this one. I like to top it with a thick chocolate glaze for a finishing touch.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in sour cream. Fold in cranberry sauce. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 4. Drizzle dessert plates with fudge topping; top with cheesecake. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 302 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.