Recipe for Cranberry Cheesecake


    Cranberry Cheesecake

    1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1/4 cups margarine or butter, melted

    16 ounces cream cheese, softened
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Topping 1
    1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Topping 2
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup corn syrup
    2 cups cranberries

    Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Crust: Mix cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar; stir in margarine. Press into ungreased 9-inch square baking pan or press against bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

    Filling: Beat cream cheese slightly. Add eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Pour over crumb mixture. Bake until firm, about 25 minutes.

    Topping 1: Mix sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Spread carefully over warm cheesecake; cool. Refrigerate 3 hours.

    Topping 2: Heat sugar and corn syrup to boiling. Add cranberries; heat to boiling. Simmer 1 minute; remove from heat. Cool. Top cheesecake with cranberry mixture.