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Cranberry Mocha Cheesecake

I've made this delicious dessert for quite a few occasions, and it is always a hit. The cranberries make it a perfect finale to a holiday dinner. —Anissa Bednarski, Oronoco, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 50 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and about 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Combine sugar and flour; add to cream cheese and mix well. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve coffee in water; add cream and cinnamon. Stir into the cream cheese mixture just until blended. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  • In a large saucepan, bring cornstarch and cranberry sauce to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over the cheesecake. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set.
  • Carefully spread 1 cup cranberry mixture to within 1 in. of edge; cover and refrigerate remaining cranberry mixture. Refrigerate cheesecake overnight. Serve with the remaining cranberry mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 384 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Ashaline
    Jan 14, 2013

    This surprised me! I was hoping to like it, but I really really liked it. So did everyone else as well!

  • mrs.mark
    Apr 7, 2012

    very yummy

  • debs951
    Nov 18, 2011

    It's a must have esp. at the holidays! I've made this with wafer cookies, oreo crumbs (our favorite) and chocolate graham cracker crumbs - all with rave reviews! Thanks for this recipe!

  • debs951
    Feb 3, 2011

    Most requested recipe at our Thanksgiving Dinner!

  • cshanks001
    Dec 28, 2010

    Have made this recipe at least 8 times and always receive positive compliments. The last time I made the crust with vanilla wafer cookies, making it less rich (didn't have chocolate wafer cookies in pantry at the time)

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    Oct 13, 2007

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    Sep 27, 2006

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