October 1999 – My specialty – cheesecakes. When I am asked to bring a dessert somewhere, chances are it will be a cheesecake. When my aunt sees a cheesecake recipe in a magazine she cuts it out for me.
The classic cheesecake is a plain baked cheesecake, often served with a fruit topping, but it doesn’t stop there. There are an endless variety of cheesecakes, and even unbaked chilled cheescake desserts.
Cheesecakes are pretty easy to make, but are very elegant desserts. To keep the top from cracking after baking, run a knife around the outside of the crust to loosen it from the side of the pan. (If it cracks anyway, just top it with a nice garnish before serving, and no one will notice!)
Try to make your cheesecake the day before serving – the flavors will have time to blend and mellow overnight. And cheesecakes keep well (if they have a chance) for two or three days at least. The baked variety can also be made a couple weeks in advance and frozen.
Easy unbaked cheesecake dessert made with sweetened condensed milk and topped with cherry pie filling.
Easy and tasty recipe for a basic cheesecake – top with your favorite topping.
A lovely fall dessert: cheesecake in a shortbread crust, topped with apples, almonds and cinnamon.
Like pumpkin pie, only better!
Tasty and attractive cheesecake with mini chocolate chips in an Oreo cookie crust.
Light and creamy chocolate dessert.
A simple recipe for chocolate cheesecake that is oh so tasty.
Like a Peanut Butter Cup: unbaked cheesecake with peanut butter filling and chocolate topping.
Just like a Turtles chocolate: this chocolate cheesecake has a layer of caramel and pecans in a chocolate crumb crust.
Tasty cheesecake has marbled layers of lemon and chocolate filling in a chocolate crumb crust.
Cheesecake with marbled white and chocolate fillings flavored with Bailey’s Irish Cream, in a chocolate crumb crust with chocolate ganache topping.
Cheesecake with miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips in a graham wafer crust.
White chocolate cheesecake in a vanilla wafer crust, topped with sour cream topping.
White chocolate cheesecake in a vanilla wafer crust, with raspberries baked in.