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Cheesecake Recipes . . . Gone Wild!
Ahhh, Cheesecake . . .
Philly-Style . . . New York Style . . . Country-Style and every cheesecake style in between . . . If you're a cheesecake lover like me, you'll appreciate this collection of extraordinary cheesecake recipes.
From "mild" to "wild" you'll find inspirations for cheesecake concoctions that will curl your toes!
Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
Brief History of Cheesecake
Where Did This Delectable Dessert Come From?
"Cheesecake is a food rich in history, culture, tradition and ceremony. It is not the invention of a single person but a result of culinary evolution. The origins of cheesecake are grounded in ancient agricultural practice, tempered by local resources, and tweaked by technological advancement.
In short, cheesecake is a perfectly good example of the dedicated human quest for good tasting food. Cheeseless cheesecakes (sweet, rich custard pies) began to appear in English cookbooks in the 17th century. Chess pie, a popular Southern American favorite, is descended from these."
More extensive information on the origins of cheesecake can be found here.
Love Cheesecake . . . or Not?
Extraordinary Cheesecake Recipes
Review: "... I do have other cheesecake books which people have given me over the years but due to simplicity, astounding variety and plain old wonderful results, this is the one I recommend the most..."
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake
Demo: Step-By Step Simple Cheesecake - Like Dyann . . . You Can Make An Amazing Cheesecake!
Cheesecake-lets (or . . .Cupcakes)
Photo used under Creative Commons from: LittleMissCupcakeParis, on Flickr
A Simple, No-Frills Guide to Amazing Cheesecake Creations - This timeless classic cheesecake recipe book still gets rave reviews . . .
Reviewer's comment: "This little book may seem at first very plain... no colorful pictures inside, no glossy pages. But it does what you want a cheesecake cookbook to do: it gives you 50 mouth-watering recipes, plus 17 extra recipes from "special places" such as The Plaza Hotel and The Regent Beverly Wilshire (all of which are simple enough for the average baker to handle). The lack of pictures is a plus for me. I don't find myself stressing over whether or not my finished product looks as perfect as the one in the photo, as I do with other cheesecake cookbooks with pictures.
The book has yet another bonus: instructions on how to avoid cracks forming in the cheesecake as it bakes, how to give a cheesecake away without giving away the bottom of your springform pan, and how to slice the cheesecake as perfectly as restaurants do. Overall, a great buy. By Meg Donahue (Mackay, Idaho United States)
- 24 oz softened Cream cheese
- 2 cups Vanilla Wafer crumbs
- 1/3 cup melted Butter
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 3 Large Eggs
- 2 tablespoons Flour
- 1 cup Irish cream liqueur
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 cup grated white chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine the cookie crumbs and butter in a medium-size bowl. Press on the bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan. Bake crust in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Beat in the eggs, flour, liqueur and vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture over crust and bake for 40 minutes.
- Turn off oven. Leave cake in for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
- After cheesecake has cooled, sprinkle white chocolate on top. Refrigerate overnight.
Did You Know?
July 30th of every year is
National Cheesecake Day
Demo: How It's Made . . . Cheesecake, That Is! - See How One Cheesecake Bakery Consistently Churns Out A Variety of Delicious Gourmet Cheesecakes Each and Every
Cheesecake Recipes Par Excellence
"I've tried for years to make a good cheesecake and they just never turned out quite right, the crust was burned, or the filling was grainy, or something else was just not right. I have made 4 cakes from this book and each one has been fabulous, bakery quality each time. I'm especially pleased with the section on guilt-free cheesecakes. They're not exactly guilt-free, slightly-less-sinful would be a better description, but you would never know it to taste them.
If you have always wanted to be able to bake an amazing and beautiful cheesecake as the centerpiece dessert of a holiday or party this is the book for you." By Kay (MN USA)
Mild . . . to Wild Cheesecake Recipes
Cheesecake Recipes . . . From Fellow Squidoo Lensmasters
Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake - Photo used under Creative Commons from: VancityAllie, on Flickr
Mini Lemon Cheesecake Squares with Raspberries
Photo used under Creative Commons from: megan.chromik, on Flickr
More Cheesecake Recipes - . . . You Might Want To Try
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe
Cheesecake recipe from Paula Deen.
- Mango Cheesecake with Basil Lemon Syrup Recipe
Mango Cheesecake recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops Recipe
Cheesecake Pops recipe from Food Network Kitchens.
- Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars Recipe
A seasonal favorite from Food Network Kitchens.
- Freeform Cheesecake Poured over Fresh Fruit Recipe
Try this Freeform cheesecake recipe from Michael Chiarello.
Berry Lemon Cheesecake Trifle
Frozen Cheesecake Pops - Wow!
Cheesecakes of the Savory Kind
Bacon Stilton Cheesecake - Photo used under Creative Commons from: LexnGer, on Flickr
Savory Cheesecake Recipes
- Sweet Basil Cheesecake Recipe
A cheesecake recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.
- BLT Cheesecake with Lemon Aioli Recipe
Try this BLT Cheesecake with Lemon Aioli recipe from Emeril Lagasse.
- Gulf Shrimp Cheesecake with Creole Mustard Dressing Recipe
Gulf Shrimp Cheesecake with Creole Mustard Dressing recipe from Emeril Lagasse.
- Blue Cheese Cheesecake with Candied Walnuts Recipe
A cheesecake recipe from Emeril Lagasse.
- Red Pepper Cheesecake Recipe
Red Pepper Cheesecake recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.