Caramel Raisin Cheesecake


This recipe blends the good tastes of gingersnap cookies, caramel or butterscotch ice cream topping and cream cheese!

1 to 9 - inch springform pan


  • 2 ½ cups raisins

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ cups gingersnap cookie crumbs

  • cup white sugar

  • cup butter

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Combine raisins and water in a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let stand for 20 minutes then drain.

  3. Melt the butter or margarine. Combine cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup of the white sugar, and the melted butter or margarine. Press the cookie crumb mixture into the bottom of one 9 inch springform pan. Set aside 1 cup of the raisins for the topping. Sprinkle the remaining raisins evenly over the crust.

  4. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until light. Gradually beat in the remaining 2/3 cup of white sugar. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture over raisins and crust.

  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 55 minutes. Turn off oven and leave oven door ajar for 1 hour. Remove cake from oven and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. To serve, combine remaining raisins and caramel or butterscotch topping. Spread over the top of the cake. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

477 Calories
28g Fat
53g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 333mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.