A Collection of Cheesecake Recipes

A Collection of Cheesecake Recipes
Cheesecakes are elegant desserts, perfect for any occasion, and so easy to make! Whether you're a novice at baking or you've had years of experience in the kitchen, you can make a delicious cheesecake that you'll be proud to serve.

Here's a fool proof no-bake recipe that takes only minutes to prepare. Use a ready-made crumb crust and top it with your favorite canned fruit pie filling. You'll get loads of compliments with this incredibly quick and easy recipe.

No-Bake Cheesecake

  • 1 - 8 oz. pkg.cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 oz. whipped topping (such as cool whip)
  • 1 pre-made graham cracker crust
  • 1 can of fruit pie filling - cherry, blueberry, strawberry, or apple

Preparation -
In a large bowl with electric mixer on high speed, beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth.
Stir in whipped topping. Spoon into a graham cracker crust.
Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Spoon fruit pie filling over top.

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Most cheescake recipes do require baking, but they're almost as simple to prepare. Use a blender or a food processor to make a perfect crumb crust from graham crackers or cookies.

With a bit of confidence and a little more time and you can create a decadent gourmet delight. You'll need a springform pan, available in any kitchen store and many online kitchen shops, in all price ranges.

Cheesecake Baking Tips -

  • Always use softened cream cheese for complete blending with the other ingredients.

  • Never overbake a cheesecake. With larger cheesecakes overbaking will result in a crack in the center. A properly baked cheesecake will still have a small area (about 3") in the center, that's still very moist when its removed from the oven.

  • To prevent a cheesecake from cracking ... After removing a cheesecake from the oven, run a thin knife around the edge, between the pan and the crust, to free the cake from the sides of the pan.

  • Cool completely before removing the sides of a springform pan, then refrigerate the cheesecake for several hours before serving

  • Most cheesecakes taste better and cut easier if made a full day before serving.

  • To slice a cheese cake, use a knife with a long thin blade. Dip the knife in warm water and wipe the blade clean after cutting each slice.

  • To cut a whole cheesecake into perfect slices, use dental floss instead of a knife.

  • Store leftover cheesecake in plastic wrap or in a covered airtight container. If properly wrapped and refrigerated, a cheesecake will keep well for at least 3 to 4 days.

  • Cheesecakes can be frozen. Careful wrapping is very important. To freeze, place a fully cooled cheesecake in the freezer, uncovered, for 1 hour. If it's in a springform pan, remove the sides of the pan and freeze with the bottom of the pan in place. After 1 hour, use a knife to separate the cheesecake from the pan bottom. Slide it onto a foil-wrapped piece of heavy cardboard. Wrap in plastic wrap, then carefully place it inside a large freezer bag or wrap it in heavy duty aluminum foil.

  • For a fruit-topped cheesecake, freeze without the topping and add the topping before serving.

  • Always thaw a frozen cheesecake in the refrigerator. After it's partially thawed, transfer it from the cardboard bottom to a serving plate.

    Cheesecake Recipes

    Many of the recipes in this collection make large cheesecakes, so they're perfect for entertaining. There's fruit-topped cheesecakes, cheesecakes for chocolate lovers, cheesecakes for peanut butter lovers, even cheesecakes for dieters. There's also a recipe for a New York Style Cheesecake with a pineapple glaze. New York style cheesecake has a drier, more dense filling.

    Click on the name of a cheesecake to see the recipe -

    Apple Cheesecake

    Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake

    Banana Cream Cheesecake

    Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

    No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

    Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    Classic Sour-Cream Topped Cheesecake

    Cranberry Pecan Cheesecake

    Lemon Cheesecake

    Lite and Creamy Dietetic Cheesecake

    Lite and Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake

    Lite Pineapple Cheesecake

    Low-fat Cherry Swirl Cheesecake


    Mini Chocoolate Cheesecakes

    New York Style Pineapple Cheesecake

    No-bake Cranberry Pecan Cheesecake

    Oreo® Cookie Cheesecake

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

    S'mores Cheesecake

    Strawberry Cheesecake

    Strawberry Cheesecake, low-fat version

    Springform Pans
    for Cheesecakes

    Calphalon 9-in. Nonstick Classic Nonstick Bakeware Springform Pan

    Calphalon 9"

    This heavy-gauge 9" springform pan lets you bake, serve, and cut on the same platter. It ensures the perfect degree of browning and the tight-sealing buckle prevents batter from leaking.

    Mini Springform
    Baking Pan

    Make individual cheesecakes with 4-1/2" diam. nonstick pans, perfect for one or two servings.

    Kaiser 9-in. Nonstick Noblesse Square Springform Pan
    Kaiser 9-in. Square
    Springform Pan

    Bake a square cheesecake in this versatile, heavy-gauge, steel springform pan.

    Cheesecake Cookbooks

    Cheesecake Cookbook

    50 To-Die-For Recipes for New York-Style Cheesecake from a legendary restaurant.

    125 Best
    Cheesecake Recipes

    Lucious recipes, including easy no-bake recipes + baking tips and techniques.

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