Its no secret.  I love incorporating booze into my food.  I love the flavor it brings to your recipes and this Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake is no exception!  The homemade cranberry sauce boosted with Amaretto Liquor swirled into this almond flavored creamy baked cheesecake is absolutely to die for!

Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake
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This week #SundaySupper is bringing you libational treats. With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, there will likely be a lot of celebrating happening over the next few weeks and we want to share with you some of our favorites!
 

I have always been a huge fan of almond flavor.  As an adult, that love of almond flavor carried over into my love for Amaretto.  When I saw Claudia over at What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine (one of my long time blogging friends and fellow (former) NY’er) had a recipe for Cranberry Amaretto Sauce, I knew I was making it for our Thanksgiving dinner!  I used the leftovers from this recipe to incorporate in my cheesecake!

Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake
This cheesecake made it into my office.  I imagine everyone there must think I’m nuts to make a cheesecake and bring the whole thing in, but that’s what I did.  🙂  Grumpy wasn’t home the week I made this and even if he was home, the whole cake could not have been eaten by us.  
 
As it is, the day after I took this cheesecake into work, I see only 1 slice left the next day when I returned to the kitchen, and I believe that slice didn’t sit around too long either!  So, I must not be the only one who thought the cheesecake was yummy.
Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake

What are some of your favorite Libations?  Is it an appetizer, drink, savory, or sweet treat?  I would love to know!

Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake
Yield: 12 Servings

Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

A delicious baked cheesecake is swirled with an amaretto cranberry relish before baking, resulting in a delicious dessert worthy of any holiday table.

Ingredients

  • 1 package graham crackers (12 sheets in 1 package)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Amaretto Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 packages 1/3 less fat cream cheese (12 ounces)
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs

Instructions

      1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
      2. Wrap the outside bottom of 9″ spring form pan with heavy duty foil.
      3. Place crackers in food processor and process until fine crumbs are
        formed. Add cocoa powder and pulse a few times to combine. Slowly add
        melted butter while processor is running on low and process until
        combined. Press mixture into bottom of spring form pan coated with
        cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
      4. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
      5. Place cranberry sauce and water in food processor. Process until smooth.
        If mixture is still too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until
        mixture is thin enough to swirl into cheesecake.
      6. Combine 1 cup sugar and cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Mix at medium
        speed until smooth. Add in yogurt, vanilla, and almond extract and mix
        until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each
        addition.
      7. Pour cheesecake mixture over prepared crust. Using a large tablespoon,
        spoon cranberry sauce over the filling. With a table knife, drag through
        cranberry sauce to swirl into cheesecake batter.
      8. Place spring form pan into deep baking pan and add hot water to baking
        pan to a depth of 3 inches. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes or
        until center of cheesecake barely moves when pan is touched.
      9. Turn oven off and cool cheesecake in oven for 3 hours. Remove from oven, run knife around outside edge. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 79mgSodium 75mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 1gSugar 32gProtein 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

39 Comments

  1. claudia lamascolo December 14, 2014 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Simply genius, just love the sound of this cheese cake, I appreciate your shout out but this is just to die for, you really out did your self cant wait to try it, I will never have to worry about what to do with leftover cranberry again! WOW Shelby the photos are just amazing 🙂 merry christmas to you and yours xo hugs

  2. Renee December 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    The color and flavors of that cheesecake make it perfect for the holidays. Cheers!

  3. Renee Goerger December 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    I'm an amretto lover for sure. The fact that you've added it into cranberry sauce and then put it in a cheesecake makes me seriously love you! What a beautiful dessert!!!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  4. Deanna Samaan December 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    You had me at Cheesecake! This looks simply divine!!

  5. Tara Noland December 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I have been drooling over this all day, everytime I see it!!

  6. Cindy Kerschner December 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    This sauce sounds amazing!

  7. Laura Dembowski December 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Stunning cheesecake!

  8. Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) December 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    What a great Holiday recipe. Looks and sounds delicious.

  9. Susan Pridmore December 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    What an amazing cheesecake – perfect for the holidays!

  10. Roz Corieri Paige December 14, 2014 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Wow, you just don't know how much cranberries hold the keys to my foodie heart in the last months of the year!
    Keeper and pinned!
    Roz

  11. Ala December 15, 2014 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Ermigosh–YES. Your office is one lucky bunch!! This cheesecake looks to die for…

  12. Julie @ Texan New Yorker December 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    You put all my favorite holiday flavors in a cheesecake, which I also adore!! This sounds heavenly and so perfect for December!

  13. Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) December 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I don't think I have ever seen a better re-purpose for leftover cranberry sauce! This looks amazing.

  14. Sarah Reid December 16, 2014 at 12:54 am - Reply

    It's soo pretty! And I know it would be a hit here

  15. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads December 16, 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Amaretto and leftover cranberry sauce? What a perfect flavored cheesecake!

  16. Mary Ellen December 16, 2014 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Cheesecake is one of my faves, this looks like the perfect texture. It's gorgeous!

  17. Sarah Olson December 16, 2014 at 5:16 am - Reply

    what a fun and festive dessert. Very creative and pretty.

  18. Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] December 16, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Oh this looks so festive and decadent! I bet it is wonderful – can't go wrong with cheesecake!

  19. Renee Paj December 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Wow. I have no words. This is one good looking cheesecake! Now pass me a fork!

  20. Rachael Yerkes December 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    You did it again, made me want dessert in the AM! I love this.

  21. Carlsbad Cravings December 17, 2014 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I a loving how festive this cheesecake is but I would eat it all year round! looks amazing!

  22. Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch December 18, 2014 at 4:36 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous looking cheesecake!

  23. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic December 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    This cheesecake looks like it will create lots of merriment at the holiday party!

  24. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! December 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    This is one fine looking cheesecake! Would love to have a huge slice of this right now!

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