Cherry Cheesecake – Recipe

cherry cheesecake

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creamy cheesecake with a chocolate crumb crust and a cherry jelly topper


  • 2 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 3 8 oz packages cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 8 oz low sugar cherry jelly
  • 1 oz dark chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix the cookie crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a bowl until evenly moistened.
  • Press into the bottom and 1/2″ up the sides of a 9″ springform pan
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attached mix the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the eggs, vanilla and cream of tartar until well combined.
  • Pour over the crust.
  • Place the springform pan on a heavy bottomed cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the center is just set, about 45 – 50 minutes.
  • Allow to cool. Remove from springform.
  • Melt the cherry jelly.
  • Pour the jelly over the center of the cheesecake.
  • Put the cheesecake in the refrigerator for the jelly to set.
  • When ready to serve cut a piece of cheesecake and grate some chocolate over top.

Keywords: cheesecake, cherry cheesecake