Raspberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake & a Giveaway!

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Who’s up for some cheesecake?  How about another giveaway too?  Pretty good way to start the weekend, right?  I have been dying to share this cheesecake with you – raspberry goat cheese cheesecake is definitely my new “it” dessert of the season!  It’s light and airy with just the right amount of sweet, and it just looks like Spring to me.  And today’s giveaway is fabulous too!  I have partnered with my friends at Vermont Creamery to bring you the “Buttercream Blondie’s Essentials” package, which consists of all my favorite products including butter, mascarpone, goat cheese and more!

When I think of dessert for Mother’s Day, I automatically think of something light, pretty and classy.  A dessert that can be served at dinner or brunch, and something that everyone will love, especially mom!  Cheesecake was a clear choice and this one turned out even better than I expected.  The sweet from the raspberry jam and the tang from the goat cheese get along beautifully here creating a light and airy cheesecake that gets even better thanks to the amaretti crust.  Yup, the amaretti cookies from yesterday make up this flavorful cheesecake crust which basically makes every bite taste like it’s been kissed by Amaretto.

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Now you can use store bought amaretti to make the crust, but once you make your own, you’ll never want anything to do with that store bought stuff again!  Of course, this can be made with a classic graham cracker crust as well so you’ve got options.  The rest of the cheesecake is super easy to put together, just make sure you use a good quality jam.  Finished with mounds of fresh raspberries, this dessert is a beautiful ending to Mother’s Day brunch or dinner.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, especially my mom!  I hope you all have a beautiful day!

Now for the giveaway!  As I mentioned, my friends at Vermont Creamery were kind enough to put together a package for you that consists of all my favorite products.  The Buttercream Blondie Essentials package consists of: fresh goat cheese, unsalted cultured  butter,  sea salt cultured butter, mascarpone, creme fraiche and the “In the Cheesemaker’s Kitchen” cookbook.  These are the products I use every day and I know you will love them!  The quality of the Vermont Creamery products is top notch and once you try them and bake with them, you won’t want to use anything else ever again!  You can enter to win this box of goodies by using Rafflecopter below.  Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

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Raspberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Ingredients

    Amaretti Crust
  • 6 ounces amaretti cookie crumbs (approximately 1 heaping cup)
  • 1.25 ounces (1/4 cup) toasted sliced almonds
  • pinch salt
  • 1.5 ounces (3 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • Raspberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 ounces goat cheese - I use Vermont Creamery
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 ounces sour cream
  • 6 ounces raspberry jam
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract

Instructions

    Amaretti Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place toasted almonds in food processor and pulse till you have small crumbs.
  3. Mix ground almonds, amaretti cookies, pinch of salt and melted butter.
  4. Press into 9" springform pan that had been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  6. Raspberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake
  7. Cream cream cheese and goat cheese in mixer on medium speed.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Add eggs, egg yolks, and extracts on low speed.
  10. Add sour cream and raspberry jam.
  11. Prepare springform pan by first wrapping it in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
  12. Pour cheesecake batter into springform pan and then place in a roasting pan.
  13. Fill the roasting pan halfway with hot water and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes rotating once halfway through.
  14. Let cheesecake come to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight.
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64 Responses to “Raspberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake & a Giveaway!”

  1. 1

    After seeing this recipe, I’m most excited about the goat cheese!

  2. 2

    I’m excited about the goat cheese so I can make this beautiful cheesecake!

  3. 3
    Erin says:

    For sure the goat cheese!

  4. 4
    Laura says:

    So glad to have found your blog, eating my way through past entries. I’m curious about this Sea Salt Butter – new to me.

  5. 5
    Amanda says:

    Mmmm…dairy and sugar…

  6. 6
    Helen says:

    Perfect combo! Cant wait to try it with quality ingredients! Yuuuuummmmm!

  7. 7
    teri says:

    the goat cheese

  8. 8
    Sachiko says:

    The cookbook looks fun! oh and cheese. i mean its cheese, how can one NOT get excited!

  9. 9
    Candice says:

    I’m most interested in trying the Sea Salt Cultured Butter.

  10. 10
    Elin says:

    Sea salt butter!

  11. 11
    Shelly says:

    The goat cheese!

  12. 12
    MARY says:

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MEGGY!!! YOU JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER!!

    LOVE, MOM

  13. 13
    leslie gagne says:

    What a gorgeous dessert! Raspberries are one of my favorite berries.
    I’m going to have to give this a try.

  14. 14
    leslie gagne says:

    Love the goat cheese!

  15. 15
    Ray S. says:

    Definitely the mascarpone Thanks!

  16. 16
    Marsha Lynne says:

    Goat cheese is the best

  17. 17
    Renata says:

    Goat Cheese is divine!

  18. 18
    Jeffrey says:

    I’ve never used Creme Fraiche so that is at the top of the list for me!

  19. 19
    Nancy A Nash Coleman says:

    Oh, yummy!! And, a great use for yesterday’s ameretti! ;)

  20. 20

    First of all Meghan, this is gorgeous! The only one I haven’t tried is creme fraiche, so I would say that.

  21. 21
    Julianne says:

    The Mascarpone!!

  22. 22

    Absolutely gorgeous cheesecake! I would love to try the goat cheese as well!

  23. 23
    Melody says:

    This looks soooo goood! The Mascarpone is what I want to try!

  24. 24
    Dorothea says:

    Mascarpone! I’ve heard so much about it, but have always been hesitant about paying the high price that it usually commands. Would love to win it and finally give it a try!

  25. 25
    Sarah says:

    The sea salt butter sounds interesting!

  26. 26

    The creme fraiche. I have never had it and I would love to add it to my baking!

  27. 27
    Kimberly C. says:

    I am very interested in trying the sea salt cultured butter.

  28. 28

    This is so gorgeous! I can’t even tell you how much I love a goat cheese cheesecake! I want the goat cheese so I can make this!

  29. 29
    Leslie says:

    Yum butter and goat cheese…how do I choose! Ok I will go with the goat cheese!

  30. 30

    I would LOVE to be able to try that goat cheese!

  31. 31
    Rachel in MN says:

    I want to make a dessert with the mascarpone!

  32. 32

    Love goat cheese in cheesecake..beautiful photos!

  33. 33

    I have never made goat cheese cheesecake…and for as much as I love goat cheese, I can’t believe I haven’t tried it. This looks incredible!

  34. 34
    Georgiana says:

    I love mascarpone! So yummy!

  35. 35

    All the product sound amazing, but I most want to taste the butters. It’s hard to get your hands on the good stuff out here.

  36. 36

    Oh wow, this looks SO good. I’m about to go to bed, but now you have me jonesing for a little cheescake before I do. If only bakeries were open right now! =)

  37. 37
    Julie says:

    Love mascarpone!

  38. 38

    Incredibly cute, as always, Meghan!

  39. 39

    I have always wanted to try a goat cheese cheesecake!

    xo Jackie

  40. 40
    Liz says:

    What a unique, yet exquisite cheesecake! Just stunning, my friend. I love Vermont Creamery products…I especially love (and want to try again) their mascarpone!

  41. 41

    I’d love to try the fresh goat cheese!

  42. 42
    rachel says:

    The marscapone! yumm

  43. 43
    Kristen says:

    I am excited for the sea salt butter! Anything with sea salt is amazing!

  44. 44
    Laura C. says:

    I think the mascarpone but really, it ALL sounds delish!!!

  45. 45

    Either the creme fraiche, or the cookbook. Or the mascarpone… or the sea salt butter… It all sounds amazing!!

  46. 46
    Heather says:

    I love mascarpone, but creme fraiche I’d like to try out.

  47. 47
    zosia says:

    cultured butter…and GOAT cheese!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. 48

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  49. 49
    Diana G says:

    I’m excited to try the mascarpone. Try to make tiramisu with it. thanks.

  50. 50
    Margot C says:

    Goat Cheese, I love all goat cheese!

  51. 51
    karen says:

    I would love to try the butter!

  52. 52

    Yum–always excited about goat cheese!

  53. 53
    Erica says:

    I love everything! Especially that cookbook, which I’ve wanted for awhile.

  54. 54
    Christina says:

    I love goat cheese and would love to try this one!

  55. 55
    Carmen says:

    The creme fraiche – I’ve never had it before

  56. 56
    Zoe Packman says:

    The goat cheese!

  57. 57
    Jenny G says:

    Your recipe looks simply AMAZING! I’d LOVE to try the cultured butter. Mmmm!

  58. 58
    Sarah O. says:

    I absolutely love goat cheese, so that is very exciting!

  59. 59
    Susie DuVal says:

    Cultured butter, it’s so good for you and they don’t sell it around here.

  60. 60
    Janna says:

    I’m most excited about trying the sea salt cultured butter! :)

  61. 61
    Erin R. says:

    Definitely the cultured butter, about which I have heard wonderful things!

  62. 62
    zoe says:

    cultured butter! yum.

  63. 63

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