Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

4.75 from 4 votes

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This Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce is the most decadent, tasty dessert. This is so rich and creamy and the raspberry sauce is sweet and tart.

Cheesecake slice with Raspberry Sauce and raspberries drizzled over on a blue plate.

Cheesecake With Raspberry Sauce

This Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce is the perfect dessert for special occasions. This year I made a fancy Christmas dinner for my boyfriend and he LOVES cheesecake so I wanted to serve it for dessert. I was nervous about trying a homemade version, but this was so easy and turned out so well! The raspberries and rosemary sprigs made the perfect, festive garnish!

The Secret Ingredients

One thing I LOVE about this is the cinnamon in the crust. It is SO GOOD. This is probably the best graham cracker crust I have ever had. And it is such an easy addition that makes all the difference. It just gives a little added flavor to every bite.

First-Timer Tips

Whether you’re a first-timer, or a seasoned cook, here are some things that will make all the difference. First, make sure all the ingredients are softened/at room temperature before you use them, even the eggs! This makes the mixing process so much quicker and it makes the cheesecake smoother. Also, don’t forget to put a pan full of water on the rack below the cheese cake. This allows it to cook more evenly and helps the top to not crack. The key is for the cheesecake to never change temperatures too quickly when cooking and cooling. Pay close attention to the cooling instructions.

Here is a picture of the full cheesecake (I used a little powdered sugar to make it look like snow for Christmas)!

Full Cheesecake covered in raspberries and powdered sugar

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cheesecake with raspberries on a blue plate

Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

4.75 from 4 votes
This Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce is the most decadent, tasty dessert. This is so rich and creamy and the raspberry sauce is sweet and tart.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 6 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Servings 12


  • 9 inch springform pan


For Cheesecake Crust

For Cheesecake Filling

For Raspberry Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the dry mixture and stir until coated.
  • Press evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream sugar and cream cheese until very smooth.
  • Mix in sour cream and eggs.
  • Fold in salt, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Place a pan of water on the oven rack below the one where the cheesecake will bake.
  • Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until edges of crust are golden brown.
  • Turn off oven and let the cheesecake sit inside the oven for 1 hour.
  • Allow cheesecake to cool on the counter, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until ready to serve. Remove springform pan and transfer onto a serving plate.

For Raspberry Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch, water, and sugar.
  • Add raspberries and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Sauce can be served warm or chilled.
  • Slice the cheesecake, add raspberries, sauce, and rosemary sprigs for garnish. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 7gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 422mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 1186IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 1mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the first time tips! Having never made a cheesecake they were helpful in baking this perfect delicious dessert!

  2. 5 stars
    I love this classic cheesecake dessert! But your RASPBERRY SAUCE takes the cake! It’s a perfect flavor accompaniment. Thanks for this great recipe.

  3. Such a great recipe! It tasted so good my family could not get enough. The raspberry sauce is great when you leave the seeds in too! Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Hi, can I add the topping to the cheesecake and freeze it, or will it affect how it turns out?
    Ior would you recommend freezing the topping separately instead?

  5. 4 stars
    You can buy seedlees raspberry and or strawberry preserves and heat it , use with fresh berries snd fresh whipped cream on the side! Its very impressive!