Prep Time
11 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Other Time
9 Hours
Makes 10 servings

Nikita uses frozen raspberries in this tart dessert, but we preferred the taste, texture, and appearance of the fresh berries.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Press into bottom of an 8-inch springform pan; set aside.

Step 2

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 3

Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with raspberries; pour remaining batter over raspberries. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until cheesecake is almost set. Turn oven off, and partially open door; leave cake in oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; run a knife around edge of pan, and release sides. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours. Store in refrigerator.

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Ratings & Reviews

Diana631's Review

May 17, 2012
I have made this cheesecake several times substituting blackberries for raspberries - it is everyone's favorite cheesecake. I use Neufchâtel cream cheese to lighten it up and it is delicious.

StaceyRose's Review

February 20, 2012

mpvanderwall's Review

June 28, 2014
I've been making cheesecakes for 40 years and I thought this sounded "off" with the amount of liquid in the batter. It was thin and runny. Did not set. It was awful!

CookingNow2's Review

April 18, 2013
Someone brought this cheesecake to a potluck and I haven't been able to stop wanting more. It was so creamy, tangy and sweetly divine. She also added a raspberry glaze to the top. The glaze was with half a bag of frozen raspberries, some sugar, some corn starch, and then some water when it got too thick. She heated all of this on the stove and then poured it over the cheesecake then cooled the whole concoction.

Newxxo's Review

July 13, 2012
I made this following the recipe Exactly and it fell apart when it was removed from the pan..

SaraMichele's Review

December 30, 2012
I made these as mini-cheesecakes and they were fantastic! The crust never got very hard and I had trouble getting them out of the pan (they were in big muffin tins), but they tasted great!!

Crimson0825's Review

September 17, 2012