Cranberry Orange Holiday Cheesecake Recipe - Video -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hello friends! I am back tonight with another Thanksgiving or even Christmas Cheesecake that will knock your socks off! Its simple to make, delicious and perfect for any holiday party that you are hosting or being a guest at. Its still not too late to make this for Thanksgiving! Everything you need to know is in the video and the recipe in full is below!

Here's the full recipe! 

2 Cups of Grand Cracker Crumbs
1 Stick of Butter

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 large eggs yolks
grated peel from 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1-2 tablespoons Orange Juice

For crust:
Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix butter and grand cracker crumbs. Using plastic wrap as aid, press crumb mixture onto bottom of tart pan or springform pan up the sides. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Cool completely.

For filling:
Increase oven temperature to 350°F. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light. Beat in flour. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, just until blended. Beat in orange peel, milk, and vanilla.

Pour filling into crust.  Bake until filling is just set in center but still moves slightly, about 1 hour. Turn off oven, open the oven door to allow the heat to escape slowly, and let the cheesecake cool fully. Then cover and chill overnight.

For topping:
Stir sugar and water in medium saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium; add cornstarch mixture and bring to simmer. Add cranberries; cook until beginning to pop, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Stir in orange peel and orange juice. Cool completely. Cover and chill. (Cheesecake and cranberry topping can be made a day ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

Run knife around top edge of cheesecake to loosen. Release pan sides. Top cheesecake with cranberries and serve immediately.