nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 420
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Cholesterol: 160 mg
  • Sodium: 320 mg

Pomegranate Cheesecake*

Pomegranate Cheesecake*

Serves 8

POMEGRANATES ENHANCE THIS CLASSIC.
Crust
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
Filling
  • 2 8-oz. containers whipped cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Grand Marnier
  • ½ tsp. finely grated orange zest
Topping
  • 1 ½ Tbs. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbs. plus ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups pomegranate arils
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. To make crust: In 91/2-inch springform pan, place crust ingredients and blend until combined well. Press mixture over bottom and up sides.
  3. To make filling: In large mixing bowl, beat filling ingredients on high until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Pour filling into crust, and bake in middle of oven for 20 minutes, or until cheesecake just sets in center; it continues to firm while cooling. Transfer cake to rack and cool, about 3 hours.
  4. To make topping: Dissolve cornstarch in 3 tablespoons pomegranate juice. Heat remaining pomegranate juice and sugar over medium and bring to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture and heat, stirring constantly, over medium until liquid thickens. Stir in pomegranate arils. Pour mixture into bowl and set inside larger bowl filled with ice and cold water. Stir until cool. Spread over top of chilled cheesecake. Chill at least 2 hours.

Wine Suggestions
For creamy, fruity desserts, consider drinking a late-harvest Riesling. The wines are labeled Auslese, Beerenauslese and Eiswein. Try the magic from German winemaker Egon Müller.

November 2002

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comments

This is the simplest most amazing cheesecake you could ever hope to make! When I can't find pomegranate in the supermarket, I use fresh blueberries and the pomegranate juice mixture. Comes out delicious every time.

Anna - 2012-01-06 16:31:00