Gran Marnier Raspberry Cheesecake With Pecan Crust

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Charlene Chambers

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@CharleneL

I have tasted and baked many many cheesecakes in my 67 years and this one that I created from numerous favorites is by far the very best cheesecake ever! What more could you ask for in a cheesecake that is light and fluffy and contains pecans, raspberries, chocolate and Gran Marnier?? Hope you love it as well!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10 to 12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

1 c
pecans
12 slice
whole graham crackers, broken into small pieces
1/4 c
sugar
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 lb
ricotta cheese
16 oz
cream cheese
1 pt
sour cream
1 1/2 c
sugar
6 large
eggs, added one at a time
6 Tbsp
all purpose flour
4 Tbsp
gran marnier, divided
1 c
fresh raspberries
1/2 c
fine quality dark chocolate chips

How to Make Gran Marnier Raspberry Cheesecake With Pecan Crust

Step-by-Step

  • 1Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degree.
  • 2Place nuts in a 9" pie plate and roast 5 minutes
  • 3Remove from oven and chop nuts coarsely in a flld processor and remove 1/4 c for garnish
  • 4Add graham crackers and sugar and process until fine.
  • 5Add butter and process until crumbs begin to stick together.
  • 6Press crumbs into the bottom and 1" up the sides of a 10" spring form pan and bake 10 mintues and cool.
  • 7Increase heat to 350 degrees. Cream together ricotta, cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until well blended, about 3 to 5 minutes on medium speed in the large bowl of an electric mixer.
  • 8Reduce speed to medium low and add eggs one at a time until blended.
  • 9Reduce speed to low and add the flour and blend well and add 2 tbs. of the liqueur and mix well.
  • 10Pour the filling over the crust and bake 1 hr.. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN AFTER BAKING TIME COMPLETE.
  • 11Turn off the oven and leave cheesecake in the oven for an additional hour then remove.
  • 12Cool then chill thoroughly, then remove the side of the pan after running a knife around the edges.
  • 13Garnish the edge with the raspberries that have been tossed with the remaining Gran Marnier and sprinkle the chocolate chips around edge.
  • 14Sprinkle the remaining nuts in the center. Serves 10 to 12

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