This is the best cheesecake recipe I've come across. The recipe (from Barefoot Contessa) is written to include the raspberry topping but the cheesecake is good enough to serve all on it's own, or with whatever topping you like. This cake has to be made the day before you plan on serving it so, plan ahead! Making this the day before makes this a perfect dessert for a dinner party. I'm sorry about the way the topping ingredient list looks...I could not, for the life of me, get it through the editor correctly. Should read: 1 C. raspberry jelly or currant jelly or strawberry jelly (do not use jam).