Cherry Cheesecake Pie

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! Is this a pie or a cheesecake?  We don’t think your guests will care.  This has a graham cracker crumb crust and can be made in a deep dish pie pan or a spring form pan. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes …

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New York Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Our son-in-law, Ben Frantzen, claims that our White Chocolate Cheesecake is the best cheesecake recipe ever. It is good. We made this dark variation of the recipe and think it is equally good–when you are in the mood for a chocolate cheesecake. It is a rich cheesecake. Be sure to use a good quality chocolate. Serve this cheesecake plain or with a topping. You will need a ten-inch springform pan. Our glass-base springform pans are perfect. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake …

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Little Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! Take these Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes to your next summer party. They’re dreamy, scrumptious, little cheesecakes, topped with whipped cream. They use vanilla wafers for a crust and are easy to make. You can make them the day before. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over …

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Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe

This is a great holiday cheesecake made with canned cranberry sauce. The sweet-tart cranberries contrast nicely with the smooth cream cheese. The nuts in the cranberry filling add richness and crunch. If there is a secret ingredient in this cheesecake, it’s the orange zest in the cranberry filling. When we tested this cheesecake, it was all “thumbs up”—everyone liked it. This is an easy cheesecake to make. The cranberry filling is mixed into the cream cheese filling with a spatula. You can use the cranberry filling as a sauce on the finished cheesecake or as a layer within the cheesecake. …

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Ask the Baker: Tips for Perfect Cheesecake

How do I stop my cheesecake from cracking? A cheesecake top without a crack seems to be the ultimate measure of success. It shouldn’t be. A crack doesn’t affect the taste. Many cheesecakes are topped and the topping covers any cracks. There may be a number of reasons for cracks: Too much air incorporated into the filling may cause cracks. Too much baking time will over bake the filling and is a common cause of cracks. Uneven baking may be a cause. If you are using light gauge, reflective pans, consider switching to heavier gauge, dark pans. Too high of …

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Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

This is an elegant, fun-to-make cheesecake that is perfect for the holidays. It is loaded with pecans and has a caramel-like topping. The smooth cheesecake filling contrasts well with the crunch of the nuts. This dessert works well for those busy days when you have company coming. A cheesecake is less work than a cake and the topping is simple. This recipe makes ten to twelve servings. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform …

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Chocolate Supreme Cheesecake Recipe

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! There are many chocolate cheesecake recipes but this is one of the better ones.  But no matter the recipe, the chocolate counts.  Make sure that you use good quality chocolate.  We used chocolate wafers but you can get by with chocolate chips.  Wafers have a finer grind but you won’t notice it in a cheesecake.  You will need a ten-inch springform pan. Our glass-base springform pans are perfect. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from …

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Caramel Pear & Toasted Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes Ingredients 1 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 cup dried pears 1 cup water 2 eight-ounce packages of cream cheese 2 cups cottage cheese 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks …

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California Orange No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This is another converted recipe.  Since this recipe uses orange juice concentrate, we added Instant Clearjel to thicken the filling. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes For the crust 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons granulated …

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How to Make a New York Cheesecake

See over 40 additional recipes! For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! New York cheesecake is rich and thick and dense, often topped with a fruit sauce like cherry or raspberry. Typically a New York cheesecake is made with few ingredients but this one has a light vanilla topping.  If you prefer, you can leave off the vanilla topping and serve it with a fruit topping.  Our favorite topping is a simple sauce made with berries.  We use these recipes often.  They can be made with fresh or frozen fruit. Strawberry Sauce >> Raspberry Sauce >> You can …

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Toasted Coconut & Macadamia Nut Tropical Cheesecake

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This is another easy cheesecake recipe. It has a key lime filling in a macadamia nut crust and is garnished with whipped cream and toasted coconut. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes Ingredients For the crust: 1 1/4 cup crumbs from crushed …

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Raspberry No-Bake Cheesecake

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This is a delightful dessert.  It’s a refrigerated dessert made in a graham cracker crust.  Make the filling by whipping cream cheese and Bavarian cream (or vanilla pudding) together.  Top it with a thick raspberry sauce. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes …

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Vanilla Cookie Crumb Crust

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! A couple weeks ago, we introduced a walnut . You liked it, so here is another nut crust. This one is made with vanilla wafer crumbs and fewer walnuts. The vanilla and walnuts make a splendid combination. This crust works best with a cream pie or a cheesecake. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square …

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New York-Style Lemon Cheesecake

See over 40 additional recipes! For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This lemon cheesecake recipe is grand.  It makes a fine cheesecake, especially as a formal dessert. New York cheesecake is the standard.  They are rich and thick and dense.  This is made with a touch of lemon in the filling and a lemon topping.  Lemon and cream cheese is a delightful combination. You can make the lemon topping with and lemon curd recipe but it’s quicker and easier to professional pastry filling available on our web site. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a …

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Grandma’s Cherry Nut Delight Dessert Recipe

Desserts made with a graham cracker crust and a pie-like filling are always a hit. This one has a creamy filling with added maraschino cherries and chopped nuts. This is a lighter dessert than a cheesecake or most pies and would follow a holiday meal well. The filling is a very pretty pink, consistent with a holiday or party. This is a no-bake dessert. Ingredients 1 cup milk 1 package Knox unflavored gelatin or equal 3 tablespoons cold water 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, about 12 crackers 1 8-ounce bottle maraschino cherries, chopped and the …

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American Walnut Pie and Cheesecake Crust Recipe

Adding nuts to a crust can make all the difference. This one combines walnuts, lots of cinnamon, and butter. This crust works wonderfully well with creamy smooth pies from vanilla cream to pumpkin. It also works well with fruit pies with precooked fillings. A canned fruit filling can be used with this crust and then garnished with whipped cream for a quick, elegant dessert. Since it is a crumbly crust, it even works well as a crust for a cheesecake. Pair this crust with your favorite pie and you’ll love the combination. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, …

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Chocolate Cream No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Chocolate Cheesecake from The Prepared Pantry

This is a delightful dessert.  It’s a refrigerated dessert made in a graham cracker crust.  Make the filling by whipping cream cheese and Bavarian cream (or vanilla pudding) together. Garnish it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. For the crust 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons granulated sugar In a nine-inch springform pan, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar together. Press the mixture across the bottom of the pan and up the sides to form the crust. Put the crust in the refrigerator to set the butter while you mix the …

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Chocolate Cookie Crumb Crust Recipe

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This recipe is sized for a nine or ten inch cheesecake but the same crust can be used for a pie. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes Ingredients 2 cups crushed chocolate cookie crumbs 2 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons butter, melted Directions …

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Strawberry Cream Cheesecake Recipe

We often put strawberries on top of our cheesecakes.  With this recipe, we blend the strawberries into the filling, put strawberries on the cheesecake, and then top it all with whipped cream—sort of like a decadent strawberry shortcake.  Maybe because it reminds of us a strawberry shortcake, we think of this as a springtime dessert but it is great for any season. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square …

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Do I need to bake my graham cracker crumb crusts?

As far as baking a graham cracker crust before filling it with a cream filling, that is a matter of preference. Either chill the pie shell to set the crust so that it is firm or bake the crust for six to nine minutes at 375 degrees. In a chilled crust, the butter becomes hard to hold the crust. In a baked crust, the heat melts the sugar enough to set the crust. Cool the baked crust before filling. If you use a chilled crust, try this tip for an easier release of the pie slices from the pan: Saturate …

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