Food Monday ~ Baked Cranberry Cheesecake

Fresh Cranberries are in the shops right now and I love them.  All year long I add the dried variety to my breakfast and I also find them much more tempting as an appetiser than peanuts.  They are also available from the freezer department of most supermarkets, so there is no excuse not to try today’s recipe.

Baked Cranberry Cheesecake

Preheat the oven to 150°C

  • 50g butter
  • 150g crushed digestive biscuits*
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 300g mascarpone
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 340g fresh, frozen or dried cranberries**

20cm/8inch deep round loose-bottomed cake tin.

In a small pan, heat butter then add crushed biscuits and stir until combined.  Press into the base of the cake tin and leave to cool.  In a large bowl, add cream cheese and mascarpone, then beat the sugar.  Next, add the eggs and lightly beat in. Stir through the cranberries, then pour the mixture into a cake tin.  Put in oven to bake for about 1 hour until golden and set.  Turn oven off and leave cake in oven for 1 hour to cool down.  Remove from tin and place on serving plate, dust with icing/confectioner’s  sugar and serve with whipped cream.

*I sometimes use Nice or Richtea biscuits for the base

**Alternatively you could try cherries or raspberries.

18 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Baked Cranberry Cheesecake

  1. markvader

    I made one recently with a very similar receipe but substituted the fruit with white chocolate, next time i’d go for slightly bigger chunks rather grating it. would of course need to be served warm.

    Maybe i should just get a bit healtier and eat more fruit and less chocolate


  2. Gail

    What are you trying to do to me–make me even heavier! Put cherries in chocolate and I’m in heaven, now cherries in chessecake–Oh my god!! I will have to buy bigger, you know what!

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Mark – that sounds interesting. I do have an uncooked cheesecake recipe somewhere, that has After eight chunks in it.

    Maynard – It is very easy to make.

    Gail – A little of what you fancy does you good. Remember if you eat it and nobody sees you, the calories don’t count! 😆

  4. Gail

    I have noticed that there are “food spies” out-an-about! If America’s new health plan passes, “They” are coming after us “modestly” over weight people.

  5. Magpie11

    A little of what you fancy? GM do yuo know the real origin of that phrase?

    This sound quite pleasant…. I can think of all sorts of variations!

  6. Grannymar Post author

    AB – Cheesecake is indeed versatile.

    Gail – I think you need to take a deep breath when you see them coming! 😉

    Magpie – My granny used that phrase often and followed it with a wink and a laugh. No how about ginger nut biscuits for the base and add chopped crystallized ginger in place of fruit.

    Helen – Enjoy.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Baino – You know the song… If I knew you were coming, I’d have made a cake! When I am expecting guests to stay I buy milk, butter, cream and cheese. Come unannounced, and it will be black tea or coffee and plain biscuits.

  8. Deb

    Grannymar –
    Sounds delicious!
    Poor Gail – did you hear about mean ole Southwest Airlines? They are charging “large proportioned” passengers for 2 seats, if they overflow! Now that is worth writing your senators about – wouldn’t you say?

  9. Magpie11

    OMG you read my mind… I also wondered if dried Apricots (plumped up with a little something to soften them) might not do well too.

    Has any one heard one of my favourite sayings? “Life is too short for Plain Biscuits” I can’t claim to be the originator of such wisdom but cannot remember who said it first.

    Could we go with an Almond theme on this recipe do you think?

  10. Grannymar Post author

    Deb – Although I cannot eat the cheesecake, I am told it is good and the plate clears quickly. Now about Gail…. would my stays help? OR I might have a full corset with suspenders attached! 🙄

    Magpie – Apricot soaked in a little drop of Amaretto perhaps, not enough to drip or upset the moisture balance of the cheese.

  11. Helen McGinn

    I shared this recipe with a friend a moment ago and she said to tell you thank you! Apparently she has been looking for a cranberry cheesecake recipe for some time and to no avail so on her behalf (and mine, I might get a bit), thank you!!

  12. Gail

    Deb, I would need 4 seats, what would that cost? Maybe just 2, I would put my arms around the people sitting on both sides of me. They could use my arms as pillows.
    Deb, you are so smart, I’m glad you thought of that. One thing I know about Southwest, my suitcase would travel FREE!
    Mmmmmm! This cheesecake is great.

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