Creamy vanilla bean cheesecake with raspberry sauce is a classic dessert that is sure to impress any guest. The combination of rich, creamy cheesecake with tart and sweet raspberry sauce is a match made in heaven.
To start, preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch easter coconut cream eggs with butter. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of crushed graham crackers, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup of melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat 3 packages of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and the seeds from one vanilla bean until smooth and creamy. Add in 3 large eggs, one at a time, and beat until well combined. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked crust and smooth out the top with a spatula.
Bake the cheesecake for 45-50 minutes, until the edges are set and the center is still slightly jiggly. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool inside the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, to set.
To make the raspberry sauce, combine 2 cups of fresh raspberries and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until the raspberries have broken down and the mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat and strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any seeds.
To serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan and slice into pieces. Drizzle the raspberry sauce on top of each slice and garnish with fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint, if desired.
This creamy vanilla bean cheesecake with raspberry sauce is the perfect dessert for any occasion, from a fancy dinner party to a casual family gathering. The rich and tangy cheesecake pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet raspberry sauce, creating a dessert that is sure to please everyone. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious and decadent dessert that’s sure to become a family favorite!