Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

This classic cheesecake recipe is simply delicious withe the addition of cranberry sauce swirled into the center. Topped with sugared cranberries, this is a lovely cheesecake to serve for dessert!


For the Cheesecake

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce

For Sugared Cranberries

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cups fresh cranberries


For Cheesecake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, 3 tbsp. sugar, and butter. Press mixture into the bottom of an 8-9 inch springform pan. Set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with handheld or stand mixer until blended. 
  4. Add 1 egg at a time, and mix until blended.
  5. Pour half of the mixture over the crust.
  6. Add spoonfuls of the cranberry sauce over the mixture, and use a knife to swirl it.
  7. Pour the remainder of the cheesecake mixture over that, and smooth out.
  8. Bake for 55 minutes.
  9. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake, and allow it to cool completely.
  10. Once the cheesecake has cooled, refrigerate for 4 hours.


For Sugared Cranberry:

  1. Add ¼ cup water and ¼ cup sugar to a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring for about 2-3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add cranberries and stir to coat.
  3. Transfer cranberries to parchment paper, and allow to dry for 1 hour.
  4. Roll cranberries in the remaining ½ cup of sugar, until coated. Allow to dry for another hour.
  5. Add sugared cranberries to the top of the cheesecake, then slice and serve!

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