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Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 45 mins Chill 4 hrs Cool 2 hrs Bake 375°F 40 mins
Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake
  • 1  recipe Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 1/2  cups  finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies
  • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/3  cup  butter, melted
  • 3 8  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3  eggs
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • 4  ounces  semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  •  Sugared cranberries* (optional)

1. Prepare Cranberry Sauce; cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For crust, in a medium bowl combine crushed chocolate cookies and 1 tablespoon of the flour; stir in melted butter. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom and 1-1/2 to 2 inches up the side of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. For filling, in a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and the remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and milk; beat just until combined. Divide filling in half.

3. Stir 3/4 cup of the sauce into melted chocolate; stir chocolate mixture into half of the filling. Pour chocolate filling into crust-lined pan, spreading evenly. Spoon plain filling over chocolate filling; swirl gently to marble.

4. Place springform pan in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a 2-1/2-inch area around the outside edge appears set when gently shaken.

5. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small knife, loosen crust from side of pan; cool for 30 minutes. Remove side of pan; cool cheesecake completely on rack. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving. If desired, sprinkle with Sugared Cranberries. Serve with the remaining sauce.

From the Test Kitchen*Tip:
  • To make sugared cranberries, roll frozen cranberries in granulated sugar.
Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 1-3/4 cups
  • 2  cups  fresh cranberries
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 2/3  cup  cranberry juice

1. In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, and cranberry juice. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 506,
  • Fat, total (g) 31,
  • chol. (mg) 131,
  • sat. fat (g) 18,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 972,
  • vit. C (mg) 7,
  • sodium (mg) 323,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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