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Cranberry-Cinnamon Cheesecake

Cranberry-Cinnamon Cheesecake recipe
photo by:kraft
Cheesecake takes a walk on the tart and sweet side with a cinnamon-spiked cranberry sauce topping.
20 min
6 hr 25 min
16 servings
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cups  graham cracker crumbs
cups   sugar, divided
tsp.  ground cinnamon, divided
cup  butter, melted
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
cups   fresh cranberries (1/2 of 12-oz. pkg.)
cup  water
cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

HEAT oven to 325ºF.

MIX graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and butter until blended; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

BEAT cream cheese and 1 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour 5 min. or until center is almost set. Cool on rack 15 min. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.

MEANWHILE, bring cranberries, water, remaining sugar and cinnamon to boil in saucepan on medium-high heat; simmer on low heat 8 to 10 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened and berries have softened, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly; refrigerate until ready to serve.

SPREAD cranberry sauce over cheesecake just before serving. Serve topped with COOL WHIP.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Healthy Living
Good news! You'll save 60 calories and 7g of total fat, including 4g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 3/4 cup cholesterol-free egg product and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
How to Prepare in 13x9-inch Pan
Prepare using 13x9-inch pan. Reduce baking time to 42 to 44 min. or until center is almost set.
How to Use Entire Bag of Cranberries
Prepare cranberry sauce as directed, using 1 pkg. (12 oz.) fresh cranberries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Spread half over chilled cheesecake as directed. Serve remaining with sliced cooked turkey or as a bread spread for turkey sandwiches.
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