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Cranberry Cheesecake recipe

An ideal fall and winter holiday cheesecakewith its eggnog filling and cranberry topping.

Recipe: Cranberry Cheesecake

Topping:1 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch1 cup cranberry juice1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberriesCrust:1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 14squares)3 tablespoons granulated sugar3 tablespoons butter, meltedFilling:4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 cup granulated sugar3 tablespoons all-purpose flour4 large eggs1 cup purchased eggnog1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).Grease a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the first fouringredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cookand stir over medium heat until all the berries have popped open.Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbsand sugar; stir in butter. Press into thebottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheeseand sugar until smooth. Add flour and beatwell. Add eggs, beating on low speed until just until blended.Add eggnog and vanilla; beat just until blended. Pour 2/3 ofthe filling over the crust. Top withhalf of the cranberry mixture (cover and refrigerate theremaining half of cranberry sauce). Spoonthe remaining filling on top.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until centeris just set. Cool on a wire rack for10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen;cool for 1 hour longer at room temperatureand then refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove sides of pan. Spoon remaining cranberrymixture over cheesecake.

    Makes 12 servings.

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    Oh my,  this looks good!  I m totally making this for the Thanksgiving pot luck I m attending.  I already was taking my home-made cranberry sauce so this recipe will ramp up that offering. Since most of these ingredients are perishable, I don t know if you could get them mail order without a big expense. I have no idea where you d order them from. Perhaps a google search would help?

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