Cranberry cheesecake

    6 hours 30 min

    This is a wonderfully creamy cheesecake, which is perfect for any wintertime special occasion. A digestive biscuit base is topped with a cheesecake layer and cranberry topping. Try using your leftover cranberry sauce for the topping!

    11 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • For the Biscuit Base
    • 100g digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 35g chopped pecans
    • 90g butter, melted
    • For the Cheesecake Filling
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 40g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional)
    • 250ml whipping cream
    • For the Topping
    • 275g cranberries
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons water

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:5hr chilling  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. For the biscuit base: In a medium bowl, combine biscuit crumbs, 2 tablespoons caster sugar and chopped pecans. Mix well, then stir in melted butter. Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Press mixture into a tin. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool to room temperature.
    3. For the cheesecake filling: In medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in icing sugar. Scrape sides of bowl. Add vanilla extract. Add orange liqueur if desired. Mix well.
    4. In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Spoon filling into cooled base. Cover with cling film or foil and chill at least 3 hours.
    5. For the cranberry topping: In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, 200g caster sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil and cranberries begin to pop. Remove from heat. Mix cornflour and 2 tablespoons water together in a small bowl, until smooth, then stir into cranberry mixture. Return pan to heat. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
    6. Spread cranberry topping over cheesecake filling. Chill thoroughly before serving.

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    Reviews in English (11)


    There is nothing to thicken the cheese/cream and if you add 2 tablespoons of liqueur as suggested it will not set at all. needs gelatine!!  -  13 Dec 2015


    Was very good, made the cranberry topping with orange juice instead of water. Was delicious!  -  25 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Instead of one crust, I put my filling into the individual graham cracker pie crusts... I also added a little brown sugar to my cranberry mixture. This was absolutely delicious and got lots of compliments at our Christmas celebration!  -  26 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)