Craving Cheesecake

Top these thick and creamy cheesecakes with fresh fruit, rich chocolate, or even a fun mocha twist, and get ready to hear your guests rave.

  • Lightened Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake With Mocha Sauce

    Lightened Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake With Mocha Sauce

    The marbled topping makes this cheesecake worthy of any bake sale or buffet table. Plus, it's simple to make. Just melt bittersweet chocolate and pour over the cheesecake batter, then swirl a butter knife through the chocolate to create your own unique designs.
  • Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream
    Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

    Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream

    Roasted sweet potato offers a perfect earthy sweetness to show off the flavor combo of cinnamon and nutmeg in this creamy cheesecake.
  • Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
    Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Caramel-Apple Cheesecake

    Here’s what we love about this creamy cheesecake: the cinnamon graham cracker-pecan crust, the caramel apple slices on the top, and the apple jelly glaze that’s drizzled over the top. According to one online reviewer, this cheesecake is full of good apple flavor that just screams “Autumn."
  • Crushed-Peppermint Cheesecake
    Christina Schmidhofer

    Crushed Peppermint Cheesecake

    This peppermint cheesecake features a homemade Oreo cookie crust and crushed peppermint candy topping and is ideal for holiday entertaining.
  • Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Topping
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

    Use the entire vanilla bean to add flavor to both the creamy cheesecake and the cherry topping: the vanilla bean seeds for the filling and the vanilla bean halves for the topping.
  • The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

    The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

    The Cheesecake Factory has more than 30 flavors, but it's the original that makes us swoon. Try this copycat version and enjoy a restaurant favorite in the comfort of your own home.
  • Almond Joy Cheesecake
    Photo: MarkRussell

    "Almond Joy" Cheesecake

    "Joy" is right! At around two dollars a serving, this decadent cheesecake recipe is a treat to make and to taste. Make it the night or morning before you plan to indulge—it needs to chill for seven hours.
  • Cheesecake Swirl Bars

    Cheesecake Swirl Bars

    Crushed vanilla wafers and rich, creamy eggnog give these bars potent flavor in a small package. Your taste buds will savor the hint of rum extract.
  • Orange Ribbon Cheesecake
    Annabelle Breakey; Dan Becker

    Orange Ribbon Cheesecake

    The beauty of this cheesecake is in the caramelized, candylike topping made from orange slices. The citrus-meets-sweet combination is a definite crowd-pleaser.
  • Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Caramel-Apple Cheesecake

    Blend two of fall's best flavors, caramel and apple, for a lightened cheesecake that's out of this world. It features a homemade graham cracker crust, flavored cheesecake filling, and a fresh apple topping.
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Currant Compote
    Photo: Charles E. Walton IV

    White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Currant Compote

    As if the rich white chocolate filling and the thick chocolate wafer crust weren’t enough, this cheesecake is crowned with a juicy cranberry topping that soaks into the cake and adds more tart, sweet flavor.
  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    Get ready for a welcome chocolate-and-cookie overload. This simple, easy-to-make cheesecake calls for a cookie-crumb crust and mini chocolate chips scattered throughout the sweet filling. You'll never believe that it's light.
  • Cranberry Crown Cheesecake
    James Carrier

    Cranberry Crown Cheesecake

    A homemade graham cracker crust offers a sweet background to the tart Baked Cranberry-Orange Sauce topping. This gorgeous table-topper is pretty enough to, well, eat.
  • Brandy-Vanilla Cheesecake Dip
    Charles Walton IV

    Brandy-Vanilla Cheesecake Dip

    Keep ready-to-eat cheesecake filling on hand for this quick treat and you'll have dessert in less than five minutes. Serve the dip with fresh fruit (such as pears, cherries, or strawberries) and assorted cookies (such as crisp biscotti).
  • Uptown Banana Pudding Cheesecake

    Uptown Banana Pudding Cheesecake

    Grandma's deep-bottom dish won't know what hit it. This banana pudding update calls for coffee liqueur, chopped walnuts, and a stiff meringue. One of our online reviewers crowned it "the best cheesecake I've ever tasted."
  • Cheesecake Cloud with Berries

    Cheesecake Cloud with Berries

    Top each elegant slice of this cheesecake with your favorite seasonal fruit for a classic, flavorful presentation.
  • Snickers Cheesecake
    HOWARD L. PUCKETT

    Snickers Cheesecake

    Cheesecakes look high maintenance, but the prep work can be amazingly easy. Use a food processor to blend the filling, then layer with chopped candy bars. The melty top layer will make this Snickers cheesecake a family favorite for years to come.
  • Pecan Cheesecake Pie
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Pecan Cheesecake Pie

    Serve classic pecan pie in a tasty new form. Simply layer the rich pecan-sugar mixture over the creamy cheesecake filling and bake. Using refrigerated pie crusts keeps prep time to just 15 minutes.
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