Ring in the holiday season with Santa's Favorite Cheesecake, a lucious and beautiful classic with festive orange and cranberry toppings. Spread good tidings with this versatile dessert--from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day!
Combine graham crumbs, butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hr.
Meanwhile, combine cranberries, orange juice and remaining sugar and vanilla in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1 min. or until sugar is dissolved. Simmer over medium-low heat 6 to 8 min. or until cranberries are softened, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, dissolve cornstarch in water. Add to cranberry mixture; mix well. Cook 30 sec. to 1 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in orange zest. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Spoon cranberry topping over slices of cheesecake just before serving.
If using a dark nonstick springform pan, reduce the oven temperature to 300°F.
Celebrate a special occasion with this decadent cheesecake layered with a tart cranberry topping.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 15g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.