Creamy Cherry Cheesecake

This easy-to-make yet impressively delicious cheesecake is sure to please any crowd. It can take a little time, but the end result is well worth it!

An easy and delicious dessert that is sure to please any crowd. This recipe uses a graham cracker crust, simple vanilla cheesecake filling, and a cherry jubilee topping made from cherries soaked in syrup, sugar, kirschwasser (cherry liqueur), lemon juice and brandy.This is the kind of dessert that started it all. A simple, yet decadent cherry cheesecake recipe with a velvety smooth texture and just enough tang from sour cream to balance out the sweet cherries. It’s been around for decades but never gets old because there are so many delicious variations you can try!

This is a classic dessert that you can make with a simple crust and a cream cheese mixture. It’s perfect for any occasion, especially when you’re going to be baking in the oven.

Cherry cheesecake with a luscious cherry swirl and a graham cracker crust baked from scratch! This lightened-up cheesecake tastes wonderfully luxurious, and you’re going to adore the flavor!

Cherry Cheesecake from Scratch

Is there a better way to start a new decade than with a slice of cheesecake? Not in my opinion. Even better, this cheesecake is…sort of healthy? I know it doesn’t seem that way, and it certainly doesn’t taste that way, but facts are facts.

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This cherry swirled cheesecake has no trace of being lightened up. It’s creamy, tangy, and somewhat thick, and due to greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese, it tastes just like the genuine thing.

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It makes you question why you’d ever make regular cheesecake when this healthier version tastes just as good. So, in a nutshell, it’s ideal for keeping to all of your New Year’s objectives while still enjoying tasty sweets.

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How to Make Cherry Cheesecake with Less Fat:

We developed our better-for-you cheesecake by changing out a few of the classic cheesecake components. Nonfat yogurt and low-fat cream cheese are substituted for full-fat cream cheese, and honey is used instead of sugar. We also used Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, which is produced with actual ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand, such as real cherry, sugar, lemon, and fruit pectin.

The result is a velvety, smooth, dreamy cheesecake that’s as tasty as it is beautiful.

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How to Make the Healthiest Cherry Cheesecake

  1. All components must be at room temperature before starting: For cheesecake, this is an absolute must. To get a smooth cheesecake, let the ingredients out for at least 3 hours.
  2. Overmixing may cause the cheesecake to curdle, which may seem paradoxical since you want a light and fluffy lightened up cherry cheesecake.
  3. You don’t want a lovely cheesecake that won’t come out of the pan, so grease and line it. We prefer to use parchment paper to cover the bottom of the springform pan and cooking spray to coat the sides!
  4. Remove the lumps from the cheesecake: Nobody likes a lumpy cheesecake. As you pour the cheesecake batter into the crust, strain it through a fine sieve.

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Another way to lighten up this cheesecake? With plump ribbons of Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, we swirled it.

For years, I’ve been a Bonne Maman devotee. Even as a penniless college student, I made it a point to purchase the excellent stuff rather than the cheap artificial-tasting raspberry preserves. Because Bonne Maman never disappoints. It tastes just like the preserves your grandma cooked and packaged specifically for you. Nothing compares to it.

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Bonne Maman has just released a new range of fruit spreads called Bonne Maman INTENSE Fruit Spreads. They contain 39% less sugar than traditional preserves and are produced with basic, natural ingredients. We adore the chunks of genuine cherries in Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, so swirling them into our healthy cherry cheesecake was a no-brainer!

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Here’s to a fresh start in the new year! May yours be filled with cherry cheesecake that has been lightened up.

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Cherry cheesecake with a luscious cherry swirl and a graham cracker crust baked from scratch! This lightened-up cheesecake tastes wonderfully luxurious, and you’re going to adore the flavor!

  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare
  • Time spent: 2 hours
  • 16 servings 1 time
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • American cuisine
  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare
  • Time spent: 2 hours
  • 16 servings 1 time
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • American cuisine

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  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare
  • Time spent: 2 hours
  • 16 servings 1 time
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • American cuisine

Ingredients

to make the crust:

  • graham crackers, 2 sleeves (about 2 cups)
  • 14 cup greek yogurt (nonfat)
  • honey (two tablespoons)

to make a cheesecake

  • 16 oz. room temperature low-fat cream cheese
  • 12 cup (16 ounces) room temperature nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 4 big room-temperature eggs
  • 1 tbsp extract de vanille
  • lemon juice (two teaspoons)
  • 12 CUP SUGAR (POWDERED)
  • 12 c. honey
  • 1 and a half tablespoon cornstarch
  • Bonne Maman INTENSE Cherry Fruit Spread, 8 oz.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Set aside after spraying the edges with cooking spray.
  2. To produce crumbs, pulse the graham crackers in a food processor or high-powered blender. Pulse in the greek yogurt and honey until well blended. Although the mixture will be somewhat damp, it will remain crumbly. Press the crust into a uniform layer in the prepared pan, pressing it down firmly. Remove from the equation.
  3. 1 minute in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the softened cream cheese until creamy. Mix in the greek yogurt until it is completely smooth. Don’t go overboard with the beats. Scrape down the sides of the basin to ensure that everything is well combined.
  4. One at a time, add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Combine the vanilla, lemon, powdered sugar, honey, and cornstarch in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared crust through a fine sieve or strainer. Drop spoonfuls of cherry fruit over the cheesecake, spaced a few inches apart, and swirl with a knife.
  6. Return to 325°F for another hour and fifteen minutes, or until the borders are light golden brown and the cheesecake is largely set but still jiggly. Overbaking will cause the cheesecake to dry out.
  7. Allow the cheesecake to come to room temperature gently by turning off the oven and leaving the door open for 20 minutes. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife along the edge to release it from the pan’s edges. This will prevent the cheesecake from cracking. Allow the cheesecake to cool at room temperature for another hour before refrigerating overnight to set.
  8. Cut the cheesecake into 8 pieces for large servings or 16 pieces for smaller portions. Enjoy!

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Bonne Maman is the sponsor of this post. All content and thoughts are all mine. Thank you for your continued support of the companies that make Broma possible!

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Creamy Cherry Cheesecake is a dessert that has become synonymous with the holidays. This recipe has been given good housekeeping’s stamp of approval. Reference: good housekeeping cherry cheesecake recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my cheesecake not creamy?

A: The cream cheese got too hot and has melted into the cheesecake filling.

What is the difference between New York style cheesecake and regular cheesecake?

A: New York style cheesecake is a lighter and less dense type of cheesecake that uses cream cheese in place of some or most of the sour cream. It has an increased number of eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract than traditional recipes do.

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