Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Apricot Cranberry Cheesecake

Friday, November 20, 2020

Apricot Cranberry Cheesecake

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Move over pumpkin pie, there's a new dessert that needs space on your Thanksgiving spread this year. I'm not saying get rid of the pumpkin pie. I did share an awesome recipe for a classic pumpkin pie last week, you know. All I'm saying is there definitely needs to be room on the table for additional desserts, especially after the year we've had. But more specifically, save a space for this Apricot Cranberry Cheesecake, a Golden Blossom Honey recipe.

We're keeping it to just the 5 of us for Thanksgiving, so we'll have pumpkin pie plus this delicious cheesecake on the menu since Mariah tends to want cheesecake for every family function these days. By using canned whole cranberries for the topping, it keeps the total recipe time reasonable. It did say in the instructions to cook for 50-60 minutes, but with all cheesecakes, your time is going to vary. It took me 90 minutes of oven time to get mine cooked and I did  place foil over the top of the cheesecake to prevent it from further browning at the 60 minute mark, so you'll want to start testing for doneness after about 50 minutes, then every 10-15 minutes thereafter until it's cooked completely. I also rolled some whole cranberries in honey and coated them in sugar granules for a more sophisticated presentation, but that is totally not necessary. It just adds a fun touch to the finished product, I think. I also opted to use Silver Blossom Honey in this cheesecake to highlight the apricot flavor, which complimented it perfectly. 


1 cup dried apricots
1 1/2 cups gingersnap crumbs
4 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
4 large eggs
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 can whipped cream 

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Are cranberries usually on your Thanksgiving menu?





  1. Looks so lovely, deary! I've never seen fresh cranberries in my life! So Mariah is coming home for the holidays?

  2. That looks tasty and rich. I’m using dried cranberries in my stuffing and a kale salad. I usually only buy fresh cranberries for decorations, like floating in a bowl of water with candles.

  3. This looks really good! I love anything with cranberry in it, but I've never had cranberry-apricot anything. I also love a crusty cheesecake, so this is for me.

  4. This looks sooo good!! I'm with your daughter. Cheesecake is king and should at every function, holiday, and weekend. :)

  5. I love cheesecakes, that one looks so festive, creamy and delicious! Yum☺

  6. Cheesecake should have a spot on every gathering table. :) I want to make an Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake for our Christmas this year, but we're uncertain if and how we'll gather because of the pandemic, so we'll see.

  7. I know a munchkin that would sure chow down on that here.

  8. If I don’t visit sooner, I wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving

  9. My husband just asked if I'd get canned cranberries. I'm like - NO! I like the real thing. I've been adding them with a bit of apple sauce + one clementine + ice + water to be a smoothie.


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