Cheese Cake Recipes

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Cheesecake has long been one of my secret passions. I used to hunt high and low for just the perfect cheese cake. One that was creamy yet firm, with a topping that wa delightfully fruity. Of course, I never ruled out a chocolate topping. Before cheesecake came packaged in individual slice packaging I used to carefully cut and wrap slices and store them in the freezer. However, there came a time when I had to cut way back because of the sugar. I decided then that I would strt making a special homemade cheese cake every now and then - just for those really specail occassions. I still am sometimes tempted to add a few occasions to my special occassion list, like Happy Friday, but I manage to restrain myself. The cheesecakes that I make seem so special and rich that one occassionaly seems to have become enough. Anyway, I decided to share a few of my favorite recipes. I hope you like them.

KoffeeKlatch Gals
KoffeeKlatch Gals

Pumpkin Cheesecake

 Ingredients:

16 oz cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup nflour

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Prepared pie shell

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together cream cheese, sugar and eggs until smooth.

Add pumpkin and blend.

Stir in flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Pour mixture into prepared pie shell and bake for 60 minutes.

Orange Cheesecake

Crust

Ingredients:

1 cup sifted flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp grated orange peel

1/2 cup butter

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar and orange rind.

Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Add egg yolk and vanilla and blend well.

Pat 1/3 of the dough onto the bottom of a springpan (9 inch).

Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool.

Pat remaining 2/3 portion of dough evenly around the sides of the pan until it is 1/2 inch from top.

Cheesecake Filling

Ingredients:

40 oz room temperature cream cheese

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 tbsp flour

1 tbsp grated orange rind

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp vanilla 5 eggs

2 egg yolks

1/2 cup thawed frozen orange juice (do not dilute)

Directions:

Combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, orange rind, salt and vanilla in a large bowl.

Beat at low speed until mixture is smooth.

Add eggs and eggyolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in orange juice.

Pour mixture into prepared crust.

Place foil under pan on oven rack and bake until rim of crust turns slightly brown (about 8 to 10 minutes).

Reduce oven temperature to 225 and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes longer.

Remove and cool.

When cool store in refridgerator.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup finely crushed Oreo cookies

3 tbsp melted butter

24 oz softened cream cheese

1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 tbsp flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Mix together crushed  Oreos and butter and press on bottom on a 9" x 13" baking pan.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy gradually adding condensed milk until mixture isw smooth.

Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Coat 1/2 cup chocolate chips with flour by tossing in a plastic bag and stir into cream cheese mixture.

Pour onto preparerd crust.

Spread remaining chocolate chip on top.

Bake for 1 hour.  Cheesecake is done when it springs back with a light touch.

Turn oven off and cool cheesecake in oven.

Store in refrigerator.

Caramel Cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 stick margarine, melted

2 cups Graham cracker crumbs

2 tbsp sugar

16 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

20 pieces caramel candy

2 tbsp milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together butter, graham cracker crumbs, and 2 tbsp sugar.

Pat into bottom of a springform pan.

Combine carmel candy and milk in saucepan over medium heat.  When all of the carmel is melted and ingredients are well blended, set aside.

Beat cream cheese and1/2 cup sugar at medium speed until soft and fluffy.

Add vanilla and 1 egg at a time beating on low until just blended.

Pour 2/3 of the batter over crust.

Combine the rest of the creamcheese mixture with the caramel mixture.

Pour on top and swirl with a butter knife.

Bake for 50 minutes, until edges are firm but middle still wiggles.

Remove from oven and cool.

Store in refrigerator.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup fine graham cracker crumbs

16 oz small curd cottage cheese

16 oz cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 cup margarine

1 pt sour cream

Strawberry Glaze Ingredients:

1 tbsp cornstarch

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup light corn syrup

1 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Grease 9" springfoam pan, sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, tilting pan to coat sides.

Mash cottage cheese through sieve, add cream cheese. Beat on high until well blended.

Beat in sugar, then in 2 eggs.

Reduce beating to low speed and beat in cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla.

Add margarine and sour cream and beat until smooth.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 70 minutes.

Turn off oven and let cake stand in oven for 2 hours.

Take out and chill. Remove sides of pan.

Cover with strawberry glaze.

May be stored in fridge or freezer.

Directions for Strawberry Glaze:

Mix cornstarch, water, and light corn syrup until smooth.

Add strawberries and bring mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.

Strain and stir in loemon juice.

Cool slightly.

Cover top of cheesecake with strawberry glaze.

No Bake Cheesecake

 Ingredients:

1 (80z) pkg cream cheese, softened.

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 can sweetened condensed milk

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1 prepared graham cracker crust

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1 can pie filling flavor of your choice

Directions:

Mix cream cheese, lemon juice, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.

Pour into prepared graham cracker crust.

Chill in refrigerator for 6 hours.

Top with pie filling of your choice.

Store in refrigerator.

 

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Alternative Prime 6 years ago from > California

Hi KoffeKlatch Gals,

Absolutely the chocolate chip cheesecake for me. Just as long as they are dark chocolate bits, according to recent studies it's the healthier choice verses milk chocolate. In any event, it sounds like a delicious recipe.


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rmiller0410 6 years ago from ohio

Oh I have to try the carmel this year at Thanksgiving. I will give my family a diffent treat, I always make the same boring cherry cheesecake. Another great blog.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

The no bake is my best choice.Maybe I will pick the ones you bake. The sooner its done the quicker I can eat it.It will be torture watching it in the refrigerator for 6 hours.


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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

I love cheesecake, I don't like that no bake one much, but I think it might be fun to try the one with pumpkin in it. But I probably won't manage to get to it and will have to buy one at Costco.


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myawn 6 years ago from Florida

The pumpkin cheesecake sounds yummy to me.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Prime, the chocolate chip cheesecake is a good pick. Actually I have a problem choosing my favorite. I imagine you could use any chip you wanted in it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

rmiller, the caramel is a great choice. It is delicious and so rich. Thanks.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DREAM ON, it is hard to wait the 6 hours but oh so worth the wait.


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Love, love, love cheesecake! Pumpkin cheesecake is my favorite this time of year, but the Orange Cheesecake also sounds delicious.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Steveomc, not everyone is meant to bake a cheesecake. If you ever get around to it the pumpkin cheesecake has a great flavor.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

It is myawn, I hope you try it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

stephhicks88, both are great. I think you need to try both of them. The Orange kind of reminds me of a Dreamscicle.


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

Yummm! I will definately try one or two of these recipes, but I am having a hard time deciding which ones.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

I know what you mean Specialk3749. Maybe you could just start at the top and work your way down.


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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

Thank you for ALL the great recipes. I love cheese cake


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

You're quite welcome gr82bme. Let me know how they turn out for you.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Victoria, the chocolate chip cheese cake is a good choice. It is delicious.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

I do love cheesecake and it's so easy to make! I made a chocolate cheesecake for Christmas and think I will try the no bake cheesecake for New Years!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Dolores, chessecake is easier than most people think to make. You'll love the no bake cheese cake recipes. Let me know how they turn out.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

These cheesecakes look totally amazing. I am always on the hunt for new recipes and I shall be sure to try some of these. I shall bookmark this page too. Thank you so much.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

acaetnna, cheesecakes have always been one of my downfalls. I just can't resist them. Thanks for your comment.

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