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4.97 from 27 votes

Amethyst Cheesecake Torte

Perfect for the holidays or just to amaze your family and friends this Amethyst Cheesecake Torte made by combining cranberries and blueberries is just what you're looking for.  The beautiful color and tart-sweet flavor of the berries goes perfectly with this creamy cheesecake.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake recipe, holiday cheesecake
Servings: 10
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

Chocolate Crust

  • 1 1/2 packages chocolate graham crackers *regular graham crackers can be used
  • 4 oz butter

Cheesecake

  • 24 ounce cream cheese softened,
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs

Amethyst Topping

  • 8 oz frozen blueberries do not thaw
  • 6 oz fresh or frozen cranberries do not thaw; about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp . fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp . finely grated lemon peel

Instructions

Chocolate Crust

  • place chocolate graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and process into a fine meal. Place in a mixing bowl
  • Add melted butter and mix together to make the crust
  • Press mixture onto bottom and up the side of the deep tart pan or springform pan
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Cheesecake

  • In your stand mixer add cream cheese and beat just until smooth
  • Slowly add in the sugar, scrape down the sides of bowl
  • Add in flour, salt, eggs, and vanilla mix for 2 -3 minutes until well blended and smooth.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture into prepared crust and place in 350 degree preheated oven for one hour.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on wire rack
  • Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours (overnight is better)

Amethyst topping

  • Combine all ingredients in large saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and begins to boil (this will take 10 -12 minutes) make sure to keep stirring the mixture
  • Continue cooking until mixture begins to boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer berry mixture to glass or ceramic dish; cool completely (mixture will thicken)
  • After the mixture has cooled completely,spread evenly over the top of the cheesecake, leaving about 1/2 inch of the cheesecake showing.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1625IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg