Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Pomegranate Sauce
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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Pomegranate Sauce

A lightened up cheesecake with greek yogurt filling and pomegranate sauce. 
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


for the crust

  • nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground gingersnaps
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly


  • 9 inch-diameter springform pan

for the filling

  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

for the Pomegranate syrup

  • 2 cups flash-pasteurized pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Pomegranate seeds, for serving


for the crust

  • Coat bottom and sides of pan with nonstick spray. Line bottom with a parchment-paper round. Using your fingertips, mix melted butter and gingersnap grounds in a medium bowl until mixture holds together when pinched tightly. Pack onto bottom of pan in an even layer (using the bottom of a flat measuring cup works well). Chill until firm, at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

for the filling

  • Place gelatin and 1 1/2 tablespoon cold water in a heatproof bowl. Let stand until softened, 5-10 minutes.
  • Pulse cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt in a food processor, scraping down sides as needed, until completely smooth.
  • Pour water to a depth of 1/2-inch into a small skillet over medium heat. Place bowl with gelatin in skillet; stir until gelatin dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove bowl from skillet.
  • With processor running, drizzle gelatin into cream cheese mixture; mix until well blended. Pour into prepared crust. Tap pan firmly on the counter to break up any big air bubbles. Smooth top. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours before serving. DO AHEAD Cheesecake can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.

for the Pomegranate syrup

  • Bring first 3 ingredients to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; simmer, whisking occasionally, until syrup is thickened, shiny, and measures a generous 1/2 cup, 35-40 minutes. Let cool. DO AHEAD Pomegranate syrup can be made 5 days ahead. Cover; chill. Rewarm slightly before serving.


  • Cut cheesecake into slices, dipping knife into a large glass of warm water and wiping dry between slices, and place on plates. Drizzle pomegranate syrup over and scatter pomegranate seeds around.


recipe by Bon Appetit, ingredients from Harmon's Grocery Store