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A Collection of Cheesecake Recipes

Guest Author - Sandy Moyer

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-Cheesecakes

    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


    Junior's
    Cheesecake Cookbook

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

    cover
    125 Best
    Cheesecake Recipes

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



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    Content copyright © 2014 by Sandy Moyer. All rights reserved.
    This content was written by Sandy Moyer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo for details.

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