Cranberry Cheesecake

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Serves: 12
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 1/4 c graham crackers, crushed
1/4 c butter, melted
16 oz can whole cranberry
2 tsp cinnamon, ground
24 oz (3 pkg) cream cheese
1 c sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Riki Cady Recipe
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Member Since May 2011
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I found this recipe about 10 years ago, it is now a requirement for Thanksgiving!
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Combine graham crackers and melted butter; stir well. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1" up sides of a lightly greased 9" springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Let crust cool completely on a wire rack.
Position knife blade in food processor bowl. Add cranberry sauce and cinnamon; process until smooth. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar and cornstarch; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Pour half of batter into crust; spoon 1/2 cup cranberry mixture over batter. Swirl gently with a knife. Top with remaining batter. Spoon 1/2 cup cranberry mixture over cheesecake, and swirl gently with a knife
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 225°. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, and immediately run a knife around sides of cheesecake to loosen it from pan. Turn oven off; return cheesecake to oven, and let cool in oven 1 hour.
Remove from oven; let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Chill, uncovered, until ready to serve. (Cheesecake will continue to firm up as it chills.)
Remove sides of pan. Garnish, if desired with fresh cranberries, mint, or whipping cream


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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Nov 2, 2011
yum sounds wonderful to me ~ I have a Group called Cranberry and Blueberries Lovers United hope you'll join me there would love to have any of your berry recipes!!
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Nov 2, 2011
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user Laura Darragh Laulee - Sep 17, 2012
This sounds wonderful. I was wondering could you use cranberry jelly instead of the whole berries..I'm going to make this and have it for thanksgiving this year. It's coming up so fast..Thank you for sharing..Laura
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Sep 18, 2012
I'm sure that shouldn't make much difference Laura ~

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