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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Lucinda's New York-Style Cheesecake

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A New York cheesecake is heavy on the cream, there are five packages of cream cheese plus a cup of sour cream in our decadent dessert. Under the fluffy filling is a simple graham cracker crust. The trick to making this cheesecake is to cook the filling enough so it's set without cracking the top. Then allow plenty of time for it to chill so it sets up and you can slice it easily.

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.

Blueberry-Cheesecake Icebox Cake

It looks spectacular but our blueberry-cheesecake icebox cake is a no-bake dessert that's easy to make. There's just a little bit of mixing and assembly required before you chill this make-ahead wonder—and you can make it as much as a week ahead. The secret to it's dramatic look is that the lemony cream-cheese mixture holds graham crackers vertically. Right before serving, crown it with fresh berries.

Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake

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

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.

New York-Style Cheesecake

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Once chilled, this cake can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to three days. In fact, it actually tastes best after being chilled overnight. Let it stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving. Adapted from"Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook."

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Our 25 Favorite Cheesecake Recipes
From New York-style to no-bake styles and seasonal spins, you'll find there's a cheesecake here for everyone.
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.