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.
September 29, 2010
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Lightened Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake With Mocha Sauce
Lightened Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake With Mocha Sauce Recipe 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.
3 of 18Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Recipe 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."
Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Topping Recipe 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.
"Almond Joy" Cheesecake
Recipe "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.
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Cheesecake Swirl Bars
Cheesecake Swirl Bars Recipe 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.
9 of 18Annabelle Breakey; Dan Becker
Orange Ribbon Cheesecake
Orange Ribbon Cheesecake Recipe 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.
10 of 18Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Recipe 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.
11 of 18Photo: Charles E. Walton IV
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Currant Compote
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe 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.
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Cranberry Crown Cheesecake
Cranberry Crown Cheesecake Recipe 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.
14 of 18Charles Walton IV
Brandy-Vanilla Cheesecake Dip
Brandy-Vanilla Cheesecake Dip Recipe 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).
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Uptown Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Uptown Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe 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."
Snickers Cheesecake Recipe 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.
18 of 18Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Pecan Cheesecake Pie
Pecan Cheesecake Pie Recipe 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.