Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Red Raspberry Glaze

Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Red Raspberry Glaze

Finish your next gourmet dinner party with this elegant glazed cheesecake topped with fresh red raspberries.

Serves 6 to 8, using one 9-inch springform pan or six 4.5-inch individual cheesecake springform pans.

Prep time: 90 minutes.

Ingredients Preparation
Crust

  • 8½ oz package Famous chocolate wafer cookies
  • 2 T unsalted butter
Crust Steps

  1. Crush cookies in food processor.
  2. Melt butter and add to cookies.
  3. Press into springform pan. For small cakes use 2 tablespoons per cake.
  4. Set aside.
Filling

  • 1½ lbs regular goat cheese
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2½ cups granulated sugar
  • 5 whole eggs
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
  • 1 tsp of finely chopped rosemary
  • Pinch of salt
Filling Steps

  1. Soften cheeses to room temperature.
  2. With a paddle mixer, cream cheeses and sugar until completely smooth.
  3. Add eggs, one by one, until thoroughly incorporated. Batter will be smooth and shiny. Do not overbeat, keep mixer at low speed.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix just to incorporate.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and wrap the outside with aluminum foil to create a waterproof seal. Place in a water bath (water 1/2” up the sides of the small pans and 1” up the sides of the large pan).
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. When fully baked cheesecakes will feel delicate but solid.
  7. Cool on racks and then cover and chill for 4 hours.
Glaze

  • 16 oz frozen red raspberries
  • ¼ cup Chambord
  • ¼ cup seedless red raspberry jam
Glaze Steps

  1. Heat frozen red raspberries at medium heat in a heavy bottomed saucepan until berries are soft.
  2. Strain berries through fine sieve.
  3. Add Chambord and jam to puree. Stir to mix.
  4. Cool slightly.
  5. Glaze completely chilled cheesecakes with topping while still in springform pan. Use 2 Tablespoons for each small cake or entire glaze for 9-inch cake.
  6. Chill until set approximately 4 hours.

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