Browsing Category Cheesecakes

Mile-High New York Cheesecake ~ Crustless

This cheesecake is a purist’s cheesecake, my type of cheesecake. And this one happens to be my personal favorite! I cannot remember where I got this recipe, but I think it was from the NY Times many years ago. I call it…..PURE CHEESECAKE, UNADORNED! It’s a great cheesecake to serve for holidays or special occasions! IT IS crustless. It is topless. It is baked. It…

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Mini New York Cheesecakes For Two (or Four!)

/ It’s easy to make New York Cheesecakes for Two (or Four!) using two small four-inch mini Wilton springform pans. I love making these when a large cheesecake is too much. I add my favorite sour cream topping and then fresh strawberries with a glazed topping. You can use any fruit you wish, but use the glaze. It helps keep the fruit looking fresh. I…

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New York Cheesecake

This New York Cheesecake has a chocolate or graham cracker crust, a creamy filling, a sour cream topping , and a cherry topping. It is the REAL DEAL! So creamy, so delicious!!! Take your time making it, it has a few important steps to follow, but they are not hard! The springform pan is placed on top of a cookie sheet to bake to assure…

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

A Pillsbury Bake-Off winning recipe, this is an oldie but goodie recipe that is very, very popular! I see people who have entered it in local contests and have won blue ribbons for it! It is made in 4 layers that are very easy to do. There is a vanilla cake layer on the bottom, then peaches, then a cream cheese topping that is sprinkled…

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Irish Cream Cheesecake~NO-BAKE!

This is SO delicious and SO easy to make! Everyone loves this one! I’ve made real fancy Irish liqueur cheesecakes that are amazing, but if I am short on time, this NO-BAKE one is a winner! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Or any day! Use a chocolate crust or graham cracker crust. Sometimes I mix the chocolate and graham crumbs together, and that is really…

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Pecan Cheese Pie

 Do you like pecan pie?  Do you like cheesecake? If YES, then this simple, EASY-TO-MAKE recipe that combines both is for you! It is so-oo good! SO EASY!! All you do is add layers to the pie shell! It does its magic while it bakes. I have been making this since the 1970’s when my friend Shirley first made it. She warned how rich it…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake~8-inch

This is AWESOME ! A delicious pumpkin cheesecake with the sour cream topping got rave reviews all around the table!  Its pumpkin flavor is just perfect, not overwhelming, and the texture is light and creamy. I found this excellent recipe from Joy of Baking’s Stephanie Jaworski, a favorite pastry Chef of mine. The only thing I changed was the crust. I have tried several other…

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Cream Cheese Pie with Glazed Fresh Fruit

“A cream cheese pie recipe was very popular back in the 1970’s with cherry pie filling on top.   My version uses heavy cream in the filling which makes it softer and a glazed fresh fruit topping.  In this one I used strawberries, kiwis, and blackberries, but you can use any fruit.     Enjoy!” Servings: 8 INGREDIENTS: 1 nine-inch baked pie crust FILLING: 1/2 cup…

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