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 1581
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 1833
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 1388
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 4
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 127
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

Rating: 3.7 stars 307
Creamy, tangy, and oh so sweet, this New York-Style Cheesecake will become an instant favorite. 

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.

Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake

Rating: 3.65 stars 446
Marbling cheesecake is an easy way to elicit oohs and aahs. This one has a raspberry puree swirled in.

New York-Style Cheesecake

Rating: 3.68 stars 594
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."

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 382
This quick-and-easy dessert is lighter than traditional cheesecake, since it calls for ricotta instead of cream cheese.
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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.