Cranberry-Glazed Cinnamon Cheesecake

14  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 6 hr 5 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Fresh cranberries mean holidays, and nothing rings in the season more deliciously than this showstopper party dessert made with sour cream for smoothness and rich flavor.

Cranberry-Glazed Cinnamon Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) fresh cranberries

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix  graham crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. brown sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat  cream cheese and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream and cinnamon; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  50 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  • Meanwhile,  mix 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and cornstarch; set aside. Cook cranberries, remaining brown sugar and lemon juice in saucepan on medium-high heat 7 min. or until berries soften and release their juices, stirring frequently. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir 1 min. or until thickened. Cool. Refrigerate until ready to spoon over cheesecake just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouSave 60 calories and 8g fat, including 5g saturated fat, per serving by preparing with crushed HONEY MAID Low Fat Honey Grahams (about 9 crackers), Neufchatel cheese and reduced-fat sour cream.

NoteIf using dark nonstick springform pan, reduce oven temperature to 300ºF.

SubstituteSubstitute 1/2 cup finely chopped piloncillo (Mexican brown loaf sugar) for the brown sugar.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 390 
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 140 mg
  • Sodium 320 mg
  • Carbohydrate 33 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 24 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Vitamin A 20 %DV
  • Vitamin C 4 %DV
  • Calcium 8 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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