Cranberry Jam White Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake: A CHRISTMAS CHEESECAKE

Imagine a dessert that combines the tartness of cranberries, the smoothness of white chocolate mousse, and the rich, creamy texture of cheesecake. This Cranberry Jam White Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake is a culinary masterpiece, perfect for those who love a blend of contrasting yet complementary flavors. Ideal for festive occasions or as an elegant finish to a special dinner, this cheesecake is a showstopper in both presentation and taste.

The Art of Balancing Flavors

The key to this cheesecake’s allure lies in its balance of flavors and textures. The cranberry jam brings a sharp, tangy contrast to the sweetness of the white chocolate mousse, while the classic cheesecake base adds depth and richness. Every layer of this dessert plays a crucial role in creating a harmonious and indulgent experience.


For the Cheesecake:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the White Chocolate Mousse:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cranberry Jam:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


Preparing the Cheesecake Base:

  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Bake the Crust: Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool while you prepare the filling.

Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Cream Cheese Mixture: Beat the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Bake the Cheesecake: Pour the filling over the crust and bake for 45-50 minutes. The center should be set, but slightly wobbly. Cool completely.

White Chocolate Mousse:

  1. Melt White Chocolate: Melt white chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of heavy cream, and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Whip the Cream: In a separate bowl, whip the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the cooled white chocolate mixture.

Cranberry Jam:

  1. Cook the Cranberries: In a saucepan, combine cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and orange zest. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens. Cool completely.

Assembling the Cheesecake:

  1. Layer Jam: Spread the cranberry jam over the cooled cheesecake.
  2. Add Mousse: Carefully spread the white chocolate mousse over the cranberry layer.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight.


The Cranberry Jam White Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake is a stunning dessert that’s sure to dazzle your taste buds and guests alike. Its layers of flavor and texture make it a sophisticated choice for any occasion. The tartness of the cranberry, the sweetness of the white chocolate, and the richness of the cheesecake base come together to create a dessert that’s not just delicious, but a feast for the eyes as well. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, or a special event, or just want to indulge in something extraordinary, this cheesecake is a perfect choice.

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