Ingredients

How to make it

  • PUREE:
  • Place cranberries, water and sugar in saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, or until berries "pop".
  • Puree in a blender or food processor.
  • Strain through a medium sieve.
  • Set aside.
  • NOTE: MAKES EXTRA PUREE
  • Butter and parchment line an 8" springform pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • FILLING:
  • Cream together softened chean cheese and sugar in a mixer bowl, scraping bowl well.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Add all but about 1 cup of the cranberry puree.
  • Cut puree through the batter with a knife as with marble cake.
  • Place the cheesecake in a pan containing enough water to come halfway up the cheesecake pan.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hoursOR until center is almost set.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Cool cheesecake completely.
  • Turn out onto a serving platter.
  • Refrigerate.
  • GLAZE:
  • Melt together the chocolate and water over low heat.
  • Whisk in the cranberry puree until smooth and shiny.
  • Pour glaze over cooled cheesecake, smoothing the top evenly with a spatula and allowing large dribbles to decorate the cake's sides.
  • Garnish with holly leaves and cranberries.
  • Serve with dollops of whipped cream.
  • NOTE: This cake freezes well before glazing.

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    " It was excellent "
    sufia ate it and said...
    its awesome!..thnks 4 post..high 5!
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    I'm not too fond of the nature pictures on this page... anyone know how they got here? Thanks,
    L
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    You won't be disappointed, aussie! That's a promise from me.. Thanks for your 5.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    I am definitely saving this one looks great 5^
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    You will not be disappointed, dianalee! Thank you so much for your five.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    dianalee27 ate it and said...
    Oh Wow! Have to try this one.
    Thanks for posting it!
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    You won't be disappointed in this one sun. I'll be waiting to hear from both you AND bbqman after Valentine's Day is gone. Enjoy!
    Lorraine
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  • sunflower48386 5 years ago
    Beautiful! My Husband loves cheesecake. There are so many wonderful cheesecake recipes going around. I will bookmark this. Good idea for Valentines day bbq man
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    The flavor of this cake is just divine, Chichi! Enjoy and thanks for your 5.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    chihuahua ate it and said...
    I like a challenge and this cake sounds like it's right up my alley.
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    I'd be really interested in hearing how it turns out "crustless", BQ. If you remember, let me know OK? Sometimes making a crust is just a bit of a pain in the neck!
    Enjoy, BQ..
    Lorraine
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  • barbequeman 5 years ago
    Looks very nice ! I will try the parchment paper in lieu of a crust, with your recipe here of course, and see how many eyebrows it raises '-) Great looking recipe, I am looking forward to trying it, probably on Valentines.....

    Blessings,

    BQ
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    Ha ha ha! We just discussed this, didn't we, midge? We may become even better friends, you know? Where are you from in this wide world of cookery? Thanks for the drools!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    oh I just got to your page and love all your recipes!

    Midge
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    Thank you, guys for all you marvelous remarks on this oh-so-holiday cheesecake. I've been tempted to try this with different fruits, especially blueberries, but have never gotton around to it. Thanks for your support and, of course, your fives! lol
    Lorraine
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  • boofie 5 years ago
    Sounds beautiful and delicious. Love the addition of chocolate to the glaze. Thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    yep you found my weakness cheesecakes is one and caramel is the other hahahaha i love cranberries too
    nicely done

    five

    tink
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome recipe love this cheesecake thanks
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