16 Creamy Cheesecake Recipes with Unforgettable Flavors (2024)

Cheesecake for dessert never fails to please the dinner table. Start with our ever-popular Classic New York-Style Cheesecake recipe, then try your hand with a mouthwatering baked cheesecake flavor, including indulgent chocolate and fruit-filled cherry. You'll also find some delicious twists on childhood-favorite flavors (think PB & J) in cheesecake form.

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Maple Cheesecake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

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You only need 30 minutes of prep time to assemble this easy cheesecake recipe. And making it in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan only requires 10 minutes of bake time rather than the usual hour. A sweet-tart pomegranate and citrus compote give this maple-flavor cheesecake a vibrant pop of color.

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Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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With so many cheesecake flavors out there, it's hard to know where to start! But one thing's for sure: The combo of chocolate and peanut butter will never let you down. When you're feeling especially indulgent, top this cheesecake recipe with chopped peanut butter cups; other times, a sprinkling of chopped peanuts will do just fine.

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Classic New York Style Cheesecake

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Everyone should make a New York-style cheesecake recipe at least once just to see what the fuss is all about. How does it differ from other cheesecakes? It's rich and dense, with sour cream in the batter to make it extra smooth and creamy. Don't go looking for clever cheesecake flavors here; it's all about the classic. You could serve with cherries or berries, if you must have a topper.

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Amaretti-Cherry Cheesecake Pie

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When you land on a recipe for cheesecake pie, what you've really found is an easy cheesecake recipe for cooks who don't have a springform pan! With amaretti cookies and toasted almonds in the crust and a bright cherry topping, this dessert also ranks as one of our best cheesecake ideas ever. Sprinkle a few almonds and/or white chocolate curls on top of your masterpiece before serving.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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If biting into a juicy caramel apple sounds like the perfect treat for when fall rolls around, you won't be able to stop eating this creamy cheesecake. We've piled on tons of apple flavor through every part of this recipe, including the filling and beautifully arranged on top. It's going to be hard to wait on this one to chill before digging in.

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Carrot Cake Cheesecake

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If you get excited about the flavors of carrot cake with that tangy cream cheese frosting at Easter time, just wait until you get a slice of this mash-up. A carrot cake mix helps keep the prep time down. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing and walnuts for a showstopping finish.

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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Sugared Pepitas

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Obviously, this cheesecake recipe was inspired by the off-the-charts popularity of pumpkin-spice lattes. We figured that what tasted great in a milky latte would taste equally divine in a creamy cheesecake (and we were right!). Also check out the pretty cheesecake decoration of sugared pepitas, which provides a great crunch to this irresistible pumpkin dessert.

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Chocolaty PB and J Cheesecake

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Enjoy the flavors of your favorite childhood lunch in this decadent PB & J cheesecake. We've started with a chocolate cookie crust before filling it with a super-rich and tasty peanut butter-cream cheese mixture.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes That Aren't Just Sandwiches

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White Chocolate Cheesecake

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A few special touches transform a classic cheesecake recipe into an unforgettable one. We start by using buttery shortbread cookies for the crust, then we add white chocolate to the creamy cheesecake batter. But wait, there's more! As a final flourish, we dip fresh fruit into white chocolate for the ultimate cheesecake decoration.

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Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookie Cheesecake

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Oatmeal and butterscotch cookies taste wonderful with a glass of milk, so it's no surprise that they translate into incredibly tasty cheesecake flavors. With an oatmeal-pecan crust and butterscotch chips studded throughout, this cheesecake recipe transforms the pleasures of the simple cookie into a lavish dessert.

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Decadent Hazelnut Cheesecake

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This recipe shows you how to make cheesecake as elegant as can be! Hazelnuts star in many fancy European desserts, and here, the classy nut glams up the all-American cheesecake for excellent results. In addition to the nuts, a little hazelnut liquor imbues the cheesecake recipe through and through with this cosmopolitan flavor. Don't forget to store those hazelnuts in the fridge to extend their shelf life.

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Boston Cream Cheesecake

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If you've ever had Boston cream pie, you know that it's not really a pie. Instead, it's a sumptuous dessert with vanilla pastry cream nestled between two cake layers and a smooth chocolate glaze on top of it all. We found that the general concept lends itself to an equally irresistible cheesecake recipe.

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Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

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Some of our favorite cheesecake flavors are simply poured from a liquor bottle. That's the case with this exquisite chocolate cheesecake recipe. It's flavored with Irish cream liqueur, which deepens the flavor of the ultra-creamy cheesecake. Serve this dessert with cups of espresso or strong coffee to contrast its richness.

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Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Minis

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Miniature treats are (almost) too cute to eat, but we'll definitely make an exception for this co*cktail-inspired dessert. Get the same salty punch you'd find on the rim of your margarita glass in the crunchy pretzel crust of this easy cheesecake recipe.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

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The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen is always coming up with great new cheesecake flavors, so it was only a matter of time before we concocted a luscious red velvet chocolate cheesecake recipe. We love the way it combines the dense and creamy appeal of a classic cheesecake with the striking beauty of a red velvet cake.

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake

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Nobody really knows for sure how snickerdoodle cookies got their silly name, there's nothing silly about this cheesecake recipe. Like some of the other cheesecake ideas in this collection, it's patterned after a popular childhood treat. But make no mistake, the buttery shortbread crust and the vanilla and cinnamon flavors give the creamy cheesecake a lofty leap into the realm of sophisticated desserts.

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