Looking for a spectacular holiday dessert this year? Check out these easy and tasty cheesecake recipes and find one that will appeal to your family. Serve something other than pie this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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Holiday Cheesecake Recipes
When it comes to holiday desserts pies might be the most traditional, but cheesecake is my favorite. I love all kinds of cheesecakes, but I don’t indulge very often because they are so calorie laden. But holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all about indulging, so these cheesecake recipe ideas are timely. The recipes include all kinds of cheesecakes bursting with seasonal flavors like apple, pumpkin, maple, eggnog and gingerbread. And there are traditional favorite flavors that are appropriate at the holidays and all year round, like blueberry, raspberry, coffee, peanut butter and, last but not least, CHOCOLATE! Most of these cheesecake recipes are traditional baked cheesecakes, but I included one no-bake variety and a gluten free cheesecake. So figure out which is your favorite, get some cream cheese, break out your springform pan and start baking.
from Upstate Ramblings
This creamy cheesecake is a traditional New York style recipe topped off with a thick blueberry sauce. This homemade recipe gives you all the traditional cheesecake deliciousness combined with a delicate blueberry flavor.
This cheesecake has all the flavors of fall! The cheesecake has a homemade apple cinnamon filling baked into the batter and poured on top. Then all that apple goodness is topped off with a maple caramel sauce and pecans. This gorgeous cake would be perfect for a holiday dessert.
from I Heart Naptime
This cheesecake is perfect for the holiday times because it doesn’t tie up your oven. There is so much baking to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas that sometimes you just need a no-bake dessert. This cheesecake combine the classic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter for a tasty dessert the entire family will enjoy.
Eggnog is one of the most distinctive tastes of the holiday season. This creamy eggnog cheesecake brings all the boozy deliciousness of eggnog and combines it with cream cheese, caramel and whipped cream. I love that this recipe doesn’t use premixed eggnog but instead uses all the ingredients in the cheesecake batter, along with a decent shot of your favorite whiskey, brandy or rum.
from The Suburban Soapbox
Gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, gingerbread cookie bars are all Christmas treats, so why not a Gingerbread Cheesecake? This baked Gingerbread cheesecake is spiced with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves and topped off with a sugar glaze. And of course cute little Gingerbread men make the perfect topping for this Christmas dessert.
from Sugar Spun Run
Pumpkin is another seasonal flavor that is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas desserts, including cheesecake. In this recipe pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice are folded into the cheesecake batter for a delicate flavor. The cheesecake is topped off with cinnamon whipped cream.
from Hearth & Vine
This Berry Cheesecake Recipe uses a berry puree of blackberries and raspberries to sweeten the cheescake batter and so needs no other sugar added to the recipe. It is always nice to have a few low sugar desserts on the holiday table and this recipe provides that. The berry puree also makes the cheesecake a pretty pink color.
from Simply Stacie
This recipe starts with an Oreo crust and then swirls a cinnamon cheesecake batter with a coffee flavored batter for a perfect combination of flavors. The resulting cheesecake has a creamy coffee flavor that will be delicious on any holiday dessert table.
from Walking on Sunshine
Of course no list of cheesecakes is complete without a chocolate one! This chocolate cheesecake recipe is a very traditional cheesecake, in which semi-sweet chocolate is melted and mixed into the cheesecake batter. It has a chocolate Oreo crust and is a creamy chocolate delight.
from Viva Veltoro
This cheesecake recipe combines cheesecake with chocolate chip cookies! Uncooked refrigerated cookie dough is rolled into balls and place into and around the edges of the cheesecake, allowing them cookies and cheesecake to cook together into one.
11. Gluten Free Maple Butter Tart Cheesecake
If you have friends or family who are looking for gluten free treats this holiday season this Maple Butter Tart Cheesecake is a delicious choice. The recipe uses gluten free pretzels and pecans for the crust and tops the cheesecake off with raisins, pecans and maple syrup.