Cardamom has a sweet and warm taste that makes you think of clove, allspice and pepper all wrapped in one spice. Mix it with pistachios and add to cheesecake for a dessert that suggests the exotic flavors of India. —Carolyn Harkonnen, Loomis, California
A cheesecake that is deep, dark and decadent earns the right to be called "3D." This version always looks its chocolate best, because the ganache coating blankets any cracks you may experience, as cheesecakes sometimes like to show. —Vanassa Hicks, Flint, Michigan
I've always loved to cook and try new dishes. But there are just some recipeslike this fancy cheesecakethat I turn to time after time. This is a favorite of family and friends.
Ardyth Voss, Rosholt, South Dakota
Cheesecake—who doesn’t like cheesecake? When the fruit ripens on our backyard trees, this treat is a must. The flavorful apple-cinnamon-nut topping and the raspberry jam layer make this dessert outstanding.
It is a family tradition to make this for our Christmas dinner. And when my daughter was away from home, I made this for her birthday—I shipped it with candles on dry ice. —Jeanette Volker, Walton, Nebraska