Cranberry Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 8 to 10 servings

Description

This Cranberry Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake is a treat with a festive flair. You'll enjoy the flavor combinations in this recipe. Perfect addition to a holiday dessert table. Devon Delaney of Princeton, NJ, submitted this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened and cut up
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup OCEAN SPRAY® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup OCEAN SPRAY® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Whipped cream

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 9-inch pie plate; coat with cocoa powder.

COMBINE 1 1/2 cups morsels and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed about 3 minutes or until creamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar, cream cheese and melted chocolate mixture; beat until smooth. Stir in flour and salt until combined. Spread batter into prepared pie plate.

BAKE for 40 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.

COMBINE cranberries, cranberry juice and 1/4 cup sugar in small saucepan. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook for about 5 minutes more or until all berries have popped. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

HEAT remaining morsels, 1/3 cup whipping cream and corn syrup in another saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth. Cool to room temperature.

SPREAD cranberry sauce over brownies. Drizzle chocolate mixture over cranberry sauce. Refrigerate until set. Cover; refrigerate up to 24 hours. Cut into wedges; top each serving with whipped cream.

Cranberry Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

by m. mary , VICTORIA, TX on Feb. 2006

This was delicious. Also works with raspberries.

Cranberry Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

by B. Becky , OMAHA, NE on Dec. 2004

This is perfect for the chocolate lovers in the house. You'll enjoy this even if you're not a cranberry fan. My husband rates this as the "best cheesecake you've made so far." That's high praise from a chocolate lover!

cranberry chocolate brownie cheesecake

by R. Robert , INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL on Nov. 2004

a bit different but very good. It made a real hit with the friends we had over.