How to Make a Swirl Cheesecake

Learn how to give your cheesecake a beautiful swirl in just four easy steps.

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

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Give Your Cheesecake a Swirl

No need for intimidation! An elegant swirl on top of your cheesecake is easier to make than it looks. We guide you through it step-by-step using our December 2010 cover recipe, Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake, but the technique can be duplicated for other cheesecakes as well.

View Recipe: Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

Cook cranberries

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Step One

Cook cranberries until they pop.

Puree mixture

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Step Two

Puree the mixture in a food processor.

Dollop Puree on Batter

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Step Three

Dollop puree on batter as shown.

Swirl Topping with Knife

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Step Four

Swirl topping with knife; make a few passes for a bold design or several for an intricate, feathery effect.

Swirl Cheesecake Recipes

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