Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake - Lori's Cookbook

in #cooking8 months ago

Can you go wrong with cheesecake??? This was the show-stopping dessert I made for Christmas, though Valentine's Day (a.k.a. my birthday) is another great excuse for this amazing treat!


This is my entry for this week's @foodfightfriday challenge.
So, on with the recipe!

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake (grain free)



For the crust, combine with a fork:

  • 1 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

When it's crumb-like, it's ready to form.



Use a 9-inch springform pan (greased), and press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan.

Bake at 325F for about 10 minutes.
Set aside.


Warm gently:

Set aside.




Cream together:

  • 32 oz cream cheese, softened (that's 4 packages here in the US.)
  • 1/2 cup granular sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

It should look something like this:



Beat in:

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream (I use heavy whipping cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon citrus extract (lemon, orange, whatever you prefer)





Pour about half of the filling into the springform pan over the crust.
Follow with about half of the berry topping.
Use your spatula to swirl the topping around on the filling.
Repeat with the other half.
It should look something like this:


Bake at 300F for an hour, 20 minutes to an hour, 30 minutes until the cheesecake is set in the middle, but still wobbly.

Let cool. It will pull away from the sides of the pan slightly.
Then chill a few hours.


Remove the sides of the springform pan and serve. This would look prettier with another dollop of the topping and some whipped cream. But the taste made it a true winner that will be repeated in our Christmas future.


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Two of my kitchen witches. One hung in my grandmother's kitchen as long as I can remember, so I have mine - adding a certain magickal spice to my cooking, presumably...
My grandmother's now lives in my mother's kitchen.

Previous recipes in Lori's Cookbook

(Links are for Steem... For Whaleshares and WeKu, simply place or where the is.)

Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)

Cranana-Chumpkin Bread
Cranberry-Berry Sauce (canning too)
Cranberry Juice Drink
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Gravlax (Swedish Marinated Salmon)


Basic French Toast
Buttermilk Pancakes - including low-carb and grain-free options.


Gravlax (Swedish Marinated Salmon)
Marinated Olives & Nuts

Easy Suppers

Dirty Mac & Cheese
Simple Cheeseburgers
Spanish Rice
Italian Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Main Courses

Battered & Fried Prawns & Zukes
Fathead Stromboli
Garlic Curry Baked Drumsticks


Cranberry Juice Drink

Side Dishes

Turmeric Rice
Garlic-Herb Bread


Cranana-Chumpkin Bread
No-Knead Bread
Fathead Dough - a grain free substitute for many bread situations!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Spaghetti Sauce
Basic Salsa
Garlic-Herb Butter


Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Peach Cornmeal Cobbler
Peach Crisp
Tapioca Pudding

DIY Ingredients



Rebel Canning - a general guide about what I do, and why I don't always follow USDA guidelines.
Cranberry-Berry Sauce
Cranberry Juice Drink
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce

Note: All photos are mine - Samsung NX11 - 2019.
Crossposted at Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu

Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
(Buy my work at RedBubble)
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blogging on: Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu

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Thank you! I forgot to post the link in the build-it discord.

Was this for the FFF competition? You didn’t use the hashtag.
It looks absolutely amazing.

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Oops! So, it is! My bad. Best of luck this week.

I haven't had any cheesecake for a long time - this one looks really yummy :)

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Love cheesecake, nice job @viking-venture.
Happy Birthday, Happy V-Day too!

Thanks so much!