Cranberry-Walnut Cheesecake Topping

Cranberry-Walnut Cheesecake Topping

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By Ann Marie Ganss

I made this last Christmas for a cheesecake topping, and everyone went crazy over it. My husband kept it in the fridge and used it as topping for turkey, or as a spread for toast, and even put it on Vanilla ice cream. This is one recipe I will make...




Biltmore Cranberry /Walnut Topping Was a Winner!

By Kimberly Walsh

We loved the Biltmore Cranberry/Walnut topping. We used it on cheesecake and on ice cream. It is delicious and colorful! We served it warm. We used only a little over 1 cup of sugar because we don't like super sweet toppings. Adjust the sugar to your...




Wonderful Topping!

By Becky Bell

This was surprisingly quick to prepare and it was nice to be able to make it ahead. It was a great addition to our dessert table at a get-together. Not only was it delicious on the Biltmore cheesecake I brought, we also tried it on chocolate cake and it...


Bring home our Biltmore Vanilla Bean Cheesecake and make it holiday-worthy with this simple recipe for a Cranberry-Walnut topping. 

Serves 12

Preparation Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 cups cranberries- fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts- whole or broken

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place all ingredients except walnuts in a medium sauce pot. Cook fruit and spice mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally. While cranberries are cooking, place walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in oven for about 5–7 minutes, until they are very aromatic and crunchy. Your cranberry topping is finished when it’s reduced and syrupy. It should be a nice vibrant red. Let cool and stir in toasted walnuts. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for several days. Spoon a generous serving over each slice of cheesecake to be served.

To cut cheesecake easily, chill well. Run a sharp knife under hot water, wipe dry, and cut a slice. Repeat for more slices.