Cheesecake Recipes

Whether you opt for New York-style cheesecake, Italian-style ricotta cheesecake, or no-bake cheesecake, we've got the recipes, tips, and techniques to ensure your cheesecake is pure creamy bliss.

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Classic Cheesecake

Rating: 3.69 stars
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A crumbly graham cracker crust and silky cream cheese filling make this New York-style cheesecake a winner.

No-Bake Cheesecake

Rating: 3.58 stars
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There are certain days during the summer when the last place anyone wants to be is in a hot kitchen. But that's when kids can come to the rescue, making a delicious dessert for the whole family without ever having to ask their parents to turn on the oven. This no-bake cheesecake is sure to please with its creamy center. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 3.47 stars
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We took the pumpkin out of the pie and baked it into a rich and creamy cheesecake; it's an especially memorable ending to a holiday meal.

Lime-Pistachio Tart

Rating: 5 stars
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Creamy meets crunchy when a layer of velvety lime-flavored mascarpone-ricotta mousse and tart lime curd come together in a rustic pistachio shell in this Lime-Pistachio Tart. It may look like a cheesecake, but it is lighter and airier—a fitting finale to a spring get-together. Indeed, the green zest garnish lends itself quite nicely to a Saint Patrick's Day meal.

Apricot Cheesecake

Sweet-tart apricot jam is the perfect counterpoint to classic creamy cheesecake. Martha made this recipe on episode 613 of Martha Bakes.

Mini Mocha Cheesecakes

Rating: 3.17 stars
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Don't be fooled -- these rich-looking desserts may look like a cheesecake had a baby with a molten chocolate cake, but they're much lower in fat thanks to the nonfat cottage cheese taking the place of cream cheese.

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This easy mousse-like treat blends the tartness of Key lime pie with the richness of cheesecake. Its graham-cracker crust sets in the freezer rather than the oven, and the traditional whipped-cream topping is folded right into the filling, along with fresh citrus juice and zest, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk. Chill it overnight, and wake up to a world of bliss.

Lucinda's New York-Style Cheesecake

Rating: 3.7 stars
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Creamy, tangy, and oh so sweet, this New York-Style Cheesecake will become an instant favorite. 

Classic New York-Style Cheesecake

A dense yet not-heavy classic that can't be beat. For a silky-smooth batter, take care to bring the cream cheese, eggs, and sour cream to room temperature before blending. Using a water bath ensures the cake bakes evenly, so the center doesn’t crack.

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake

Rating: 3.04 stars
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This quick-and-easy dessert is lighter than traditional cheesecake, since it calls for ricotta instead of cream cheese.

Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake

Rating: 3.65 stars
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Marbling cheesecake is an easy way to elicit oohs and aahs. This one has a raspberry puree swirled in.

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake for a Crowd

Whipped cream folded into this no-bake beauty’s lemony ricotta-and-cream-cheese filling gives it an airy texture and ethereal taste, all of which is sandwiched between a mellow vanilla wafer crust and burst of blueberry. 
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our 25 Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Fruit-topped, chocolate-laced, fun-sized, no-bake, made with cream cheese or ricotta -- cheesecake is as adaptable as it is irresistible. Whether you're seeking New York-style tradition or holiday whimsy, there's a cheesecake recipe for every occasion.

Instant Pot Cheesecake

The key to this cheesecake's silky-smooth texture? The Instant Pot's natural-release feature. Allow the pressure valve to naturally release for 10 minutes before adjusting it to open the multicooker. Lemon zest and juice, plus a touch of sour cream, add a welcome tang to the filling, and homemade blueberry sauce gives the dessert a bright finish.