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Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake
with Cranberry Topping

Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 4 eggs

Topping

  • 1 (14 ounce) can Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely grated semi-sweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust: Combine cookie crumbs and butter in a medium mixing bowl. Place mixture in a 9-inch springform pan. Press crumbs on bottom and 2 inches up sides of pan. Set aside.
  3. Filling: Dissolve espresso powder in hot water; set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour together in a large mixing bowl until well blended and smooth.
  5. Add the espresso, cinnamon and whipping cream; mix well.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined; scrape bowl occasionally. Pour into crust.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until the top appears set.
  8. Cool for 1 hour at room temperature.
  9. Refrigerate until chilled.
  10. Topping: Combine cranberry sauce and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  11. Using an electric mixer, beat whipping cream in a medium mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of cheesecake.
  12. Spoon cranberry sauce mixture over whipped cream, spreading to within 1 inch of edges.
  13. Sprinkle chocolate on whipped cream border.

Yield: 1 cheesecake (12 servings) | Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min

Nutrition InformationPer Serving: Cal 658 (32%DV), Fat Cal. 396, Pro. 10g (19%DV), Carb. 58g (19%DV), Fat 44g (67%DV), Chol. 196mg (65%DV), Sod. 450mg (18%DV), Vit. A 497RE (49%DV), Vit. C 0mg (0%DV), Vit. E 2mg (5%DV), Calcium 95mg (9%DV), Iron 2mg (12%DV), Folate 21Ug (5%DV), Zinc 1mg (5%DV), Pot. 206mg (5%DV)

Dietary Exchange: Other Carbohydrate 4, Fat 8

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Ocean Spray


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