Swirled Cranberry Cheesecake

"A lovely holiday dessert"
photo by Ms B. photo by Ms B.
photo by Ms B.
Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
1 9-inch cheescake




  • Mix cookie crumbs and butter.
  • Press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of greased 9 inch springform pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Process cranberry sauce and spices in food processor or blender.
  • Set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sugar and cornstarch; beat well.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour 1/2 the batter into crust.
  • Spoon 1/2 the cranberry mixture over batter, swirl with knife.
  • Top with remaining batter.
  • Repeat with remaining cranberry mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven to 225 degrees; bake 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; immediately run knife around sides of cheesecake to loosen from pan.
  • Turn oven off; return cheesecake to oven and let cool in oven 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven; cool completely on wire rack.
  • Chill uncovered until ready to serve (cheesecake will continue to firm up as it chills.) Remove sides of pan.
  • Serve.

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  1. This is an AMAZING recipe. It's seasonal, delicious and EASY! Everyone had seconds (which made us happy, but horribly full!) I only had a 10" springform available, but even with no changes AT ALL in the recipe, it came out perfectly. A real winner!
  2. Yummy! Very easy to make and no cracks in the cheesecake. I used cinnamon graham crackers instead of the cookies. I''m going to make this for Thanksgiving.
  3. I made this last Thanksgiving and everyone was impressed. It's a solid recipe. I substituted cinnamon graham crackers, and they worked fine. I'm sure the Pepperidge Farm cookies would be great. Very festive!
  4. Divine! I'd never made cheesecake before, and this was great! I just used a pie plate as I have no springform pan, and it was wonderful. Thanks!
  5. This is one terrific cheesecake. The only changes I made were to use sugar cookies for the crust, and to reduce the cinnamon to 1tsp and I'll do that again next time. I recommend serving straight from the frig as the cookie crust softened very quickly.


  1. Delicious! I brought this to my relatives for Xmas eve dinner and it was a hit. The hint of clove and cinnamon was a perfect tasting blend of flavor that went along well with the cheesecake and cranberry. It was also my first time making a cheesecake; very easy recipe to follow. I used a 10 inch spring form pan and also used graham cracker crumbs instead of the cookies.
  2. Yummy! Very easy to make and no cracks in the cheesecake. I used cinnamon graham crackers instead of the cookies. I''m going to make this for Thanksgiving.


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