Cheesecake is a perennial favorite—a creamy, smooth, rich cheesecake is unlike anything else! Perfect whether simple and unembellished, marbelled with fruit filling, or layered with chocolate. The possibilities are endless, and we've got 8 recipes from Key Ingredient and some of our favorite bloggers that run the gamut from sweet and rich to light and fruity. We particularly love these recipes for fall and winter, but every one of them is delicious at any time of year.
But wait, let's slow down for a moment. Cheesecake can be a finicky dessert, and it takes particular care to make sure it's smooth, creamy, dense but not heavy, and cooked through without cracking. How do you make sure your hard work is rewarded with a beautiful end result? Here are the top tips you need to know before getting started:
Now that you know all the tips, it's time to check out some awesome recipes! Let's get started!
This cranberry swirl cheesecake from Kirsten at Comfortably Domestic is especially perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. You'll love how the creamy richness is complemented by the tart and fruity cranberry!
Why not combine two of your favorite desserts in one fall-tastic powerhouse of a cheesecake? This apple cobbler cheesecake combines the best of both worlds, and is particularly excellent with caramel sauce drizzled on top.
Cheesecake doesn't have to take forever! This Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Mel at Adventures of Mel is super easy to make and only has to cook for 30 minutes before it's ready to start the cooling process. With real pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice blend, it's a perfect low-effort treat for fall and winter.
Blueberry cheesecake isn't the most common, but it's absolutely amazing! With white chocolate flakes and a blueberry reduction, this cheesecake has a light, fruity, and creamy flavor that doesn't disappoint.
If you're into caramel, you will absolutely love this toffee crunch caramel cheesecake. Its gingersnap crust adds a little spiciness to the rich sweetness, and the toffee pieces add a little crunch to the super creamy texture—what could be better?
Chocolate and vanilla meet deliciously in this cheesecake from Kirsten at Comfortably Domestic. Crusted with Oreo cookies and topped with fresh raspberries, this cheesecake is as sweet, rich, and creamy as it is beautiful, sure to impress both your eyes and your tastebuds.
We love this lemon curd marbled cheesecake! the tartness of the citrus is a great balance to the creamy sweetness of the cheesecake base. Try topping this with fresh blueberries and whipped cream for even more fun.
Mel Lockcuff runs Adventures of Mel while caring for chickens, a cat, and her 3 children. She particularly loves her Instant Pot for quick family dinners, and her blog is dedicated not only to food but also to travel & outdoor adventures with her family.
Kirsten authors Comfortably Domestic while working hard to care for house, husband, and 4 cherished children. She benefited greatly from cookbooks and online recipes while still becoming "comfortably domestic" and she loves providing the same guidance for learning cooks.