Cranberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

24 cakes
57 min

White Chocolate Cheesecake is extra special with cranberries that go along with it. When you get together for the holidays why not bring something special for the occasion? Mini cheesecakes are wonderful everyone can have the perfect size for their dessert.

All About Cranberries

Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. In Britain, cranberry may refer to the native species Vaccinium oxycoccos. In North America, cranberry may refer to Vaccinium macrocarpon. Vaccinium oxycoccos is harvested in central and northern Europe. In contrast, Vaccinium macrocarpon is grown throughout the northern United States, Canada, and Chile. In some methods of classification, Oxycoccus is a genius in its own right. They can be found in acidic bogs throughout the colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Cranberries are low, creeping shrubs or vines. They measure up to 7 ft long and 2 to 8 inches in height. They have thin, wiry stems that are not thickly woody. They also have little evergreen leaves. The flowers are dark pink, with very distinct reflexed petals. 

Cranberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Recipe details
  • 24  cakes
  • Prep time: 26 Minutes Cook time: 31 Minutes Total time: 57 min
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Crust Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ C crushed graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
White Chocolate Cheesecake Ingredients
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 - 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 C sour cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oz white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 C fresh Cranberries
Fresh Whipped Cream Ingredients
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large piping bag with a star tip

Crust Directions:
1. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
2. Using a food processor, grind up 2 packages of graham crackers until sand-like crumbs.
3. Pour crumbs into a bowl.
4. Mix in the sugar and melted butter.
5. Scoop 1 tbsp of the crust into the liners and press down into a flat disk using the bottom of a flat cup.
6. Set aside
White Chocolate Cheesecake Directions
1. Using a small bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt
2. Using a large mixing bowl and hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.
3. Beat in the sugar mixture until combined.
4. Beat in the sour cream and vanilla until combined.
5. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined after each egg.
6. Fold in the melted chocolate until combined.
7. Scoop 2 ½ tbsp white chocolate cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners.
8. Place into the oven and bake for 25-27 minutes or until the center has set.
9. Remove and allow to cool for 30 minutes on the counter.
10. Place into the fridge overnight
Fresh Whipped Topping
1. Using a medium bowl, beat together all ingredients until stiff peaks form.
2. Scoop into the piping bag.
3. Pipe dollops on top of the cheesecakes.
4. Carefully place a few of the sugared cranberries on top.
Top with fresh whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, and fresh cranberries
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