So yesterday I posted my recipe for Red Velvet Graham Crackers.

When I made them I had only one purpose in mind.


Patriotic Cheesecake!  Red velvet crust, white cheesecake, and blueberries!  God Bless America!

Too much?

Just look at the glorious crust… thick amazing red velvet crust lusciousness.  Decadent and creamy cheesecake.  Naturally Tart and sweet blueberries adding a little jazz to your tastebuds as all the flavors come together. (links to the recipes I used)

I really want to try this red velvet crust with a chocolate cheesecake, a white chocolate cheesecake, even a red velvet cheesecake!! Can you imagine?

A few things:

When making the red velvet graham crackers, I much preferred the texture of them on the second day, or when they were more dry.  However, for the cheesecake crust, using them the same day I made them worked great.

I found that my food processor did not get a fine enough crumb, so I got out my food processor and ground them even more fine.

If you want you can add a couple tablespoons of sugar to the crumbs after you have added the butter.

red velvet cheesecake

Red Velvet Graham Cracker Crust

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
I really want to try this red velvet crust with a chocolate cheesecake, a white chocolate cheesecake, even a red velvet cheesecake!! Can you imagine?


  • 2 c Red Velvet Graham Crackers crumbs finely ground
  • 1 stick butter melted


  • Grind up red velvet graham crackers into food processor. You want a fine crumb. Melt 1 stick of butter and add to red velvet graham cracker. Prepare your spring form pan with cooking spray or butter and then add red velvet graham cracker mixture to pan. Press down and make sure to press up the edges. You can use a glass to press crumbs in tighter and get a more uniform crust.
  • I used an 8in spring form as well as a 9in and much preferred the thickness of the crust in the 8in.

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Reader Comments

  1. Beautiful! Would love to have someone make this for my birthday cake! (born on the 4th July)… 😉

  2. I’m in love! I’ve been craving cheesecake for the longest time, and I love the red velvet crust idea (just as I adore the red velvet graham crackers even on their own). Yours is perfection, Amanda. Such a classic way to tie in the red, white & blue!

  3. It’s just so beautiful Amanda. I am getting ready to make your red velvet graham crackers right now!!

  4. I want a big, fatty slice of this right now! Love me some blueberry cheesecake.

  5. Oh my that cheesecake looks and sounds amazing and that slice is mouthwatering and so perfectly styled.

    1. Coming from you, that means a LOT!!! Since you are like my photographic idol and everything. 🙂

  6. I made this cheesecake for my family’s 4th of July party and everyone loved it! It looked beautiful and was so delicious! Everyone was very impressed that I even made the graham crackers from scratch and I have been asked to make another batch of graham crackers to use for homemade ice cream sandwiches. Thank you for the recipe!

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