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Our Favorite Hanukkah Cheese Recipes - 35 recipes

What better way is there to honor the very cunning Judith, than with one of these Hanukkah cheese recipes? From blintzes to cheese cakes, we have collected some of our favorite dairy dishes that will adorn your Hanukkah table beautifully.

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By Foodiewife, A Feast for the Eyes

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (32 Votes)
Strawberry Blintzes 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 60

  • CREPE BATTER:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for sauteing the crepes
  • CHEESE FILLING:
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (I used 5 tablespoons.)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 egg
  • Strawberry sauce (optional); strawberry preserves work well, too
  • 1 quart strawberries hulled, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 orange zest finely grated

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Orange Ricotta Pancakes are the most delicious way to start any day, but this recipes goes best with mimosas when s...

  • 2 medium-sized oranges, zested and juiced
  • 1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar, for garnishing
4.6/5 (40 Votes)

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Silky smooth, lightly sweet, with a touch of lemon New York styled cheesecake

  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sour cream, room temperature, about 1 pint
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, about 1 stick
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
4.3/5 (38 Votes)

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This Cheese Straw recipe is the perfect appetizer for any occasion because they can be made and froze up to 3 month...

  • 1 1/2 cups (6-ounces) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces and softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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What do you get when you fill Pillsbury cinnamon rolls up with creamy ricotta, smooth cream cheese, and sweet sugar...

  • 1 (8 count) can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls,, with frosting
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, 4-ounces total
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, as needed
  • powdered sugar, to taste for garnish
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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The creamy, dreamy cheesecake recipe combines the tart flavors of lemon juice and zest with the sweet pop of fresh ...

  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups finely ground graham crackers, about 30 squares
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  • WARM LEMON BLUEBERRY TOPPING:
  • 1-pint blueberries
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
4.8/5 (16 Votes)

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This is an ingenious version of making cheese blintzes, without having to fuss with making crepes

  • BLUEBERRY SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice from about 3 oranges
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 pounds fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • BATTER:
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • FILLING:
  • 24 ounces or 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest from about 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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This fluffy cheesecake served with sweet strawberry sauce dripped overtop is perfect at the end of a long day or fo...

  • CRUST:
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups fine graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 32 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lime, zested
4.6/5 (19 Votes)

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Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic dessert duo, but they really shine in this no-bake recipe

  • 10 graham crackers
  • 7 tablespoons melted butter
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 cups peanut butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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This Grilled Corn and Ricotta Dip is super easy to make, taste like cheesy, buttery corn

  • 6 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • chives, finely chopped, for garnish
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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Fried mac and cheese balls are the perfect ooey, gooey comfort food filled with creamy cheese and pasta, then deep-...

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) package process cheese spread, cubed
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • peanut oil for frying
  • Franks Hot Sauce to taste
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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Vary tasty and simple to make! Shredded cheese and seasonings are sandwiched between sheets of puff pastry, cut int...

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1 package cheddar cheese, shredded
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Looking for a dessert loaded with fresh berries? Try this Triple Berry Cheesecake Cobbler

  • BERRIES:
  • 2 pints 2 pints strawberries
  • 2 pints 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 pints 2 pints raspberries
  • OR 2 (12-ounce) packages frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup sugar
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages 4 (8-ounce) packages softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large 4 large eggs
  • OAT CRUMBLE:
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup 3/4 cup milk
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Rich ricotta and succulent crab meat come together bechamel-based pasta dish

  • BECHAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1 (8-ounce) box cannelloni or manicotti pasta, about 12 shells
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup parmesan, grated, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk, warmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
4.3/5 (15 Votes)

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Swirls of tangy lemon curd magnifies the sweet richness of the surrounding cheesecake in this stunning marbled chee...

  • LEMON CURD:
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs, finely ground (5-ounces)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 (8-ounces) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
  • 9 - to 91/2-inch (24-cm) springform pan
  • ACCOMPANIMENT:
  • Blueberries
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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