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 silky cream cheese filling and a crumbly graham cracker crust make this dessert a winner for all kinds of celebrations. The ingredient list for this classic cheesecake recipe is quite short and the steps quite easy. It's baked in a springform pan using a water bath so the rich filling cooks gently. Adding lemon zest and juice to the filling gives a fresh flavor that offsets the richness. We also like to serve the cheesecake with berries or a fruit sauce. 

No-Bake Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is a fan favorite for good reason; it's a rich, creamy, and irresistible dessert. With this no-bake cheesecake recipe, making it is as simple as enjoying it. An easy press-in graham-cracker crust is filled with a rich cream cheese and condensed milk filling, flavored with vanilla and lemon. After preparing, just refrigerate until set—no cooking necessary. It's a great dessert for summer when you don't want to heat up the kitchen, but it's also a classic any time of year.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Who says pumpkin is just for pie? Our pumpkin cheesecake recipe creates a rich and creamy dessert that's a delicious ending for any meal but is especially memorable for a holiday dinner. There's a graham cracker crumb crust under the dreamy pumpkin-cream cheese filling, and yes this recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice!

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, so our recipe calls for five packages of cream cheese plus a cup of sour cream. Under the fluffy, decadent filling is a simple graham cracker crust. The trick to making this cheesecake is to cook the filling enough so it sets without cracking the top. Then allow plenty of time for it to chill so 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.

Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake

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This easy raspberry cheesecake has an attractive swirled top. Fresh raspberries are puréed and sieved to remove any seeds, then mixed with sugar. The purée is dropped onto the cream cheese filling and swirled using a toothpick or wooden skewer. It's quick to make the graham cracker crust and filling, then the cheesecake needs about an hour to bake and at least six hours to chill. It's one of our favorite make-ahead desserts as it can be made up to three days ahead.

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."

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.

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.

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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.