Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    I adapted my favorite cheesecake recipe to work in the Instant Pot. The texture was so incredible, I may never bake it in the oven again! Be sure to use MINI chocolate chips. If you use regular size chips, they will sink to the bottom. —Michele Kusma, Columbus, OH

    Air-Fryer Cheesecake

    This air-fryer cheesecake is something I've been making and perfecting for years. My daughter insisted it be served...


    Air-Fryer Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

    1 review

    Taking inspiration from my mom's pineapple upside-down cake, I added a cheesecake layer and baked it in an air fryer....



    Michigan Cherry Japanese-Style Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    Michigan is known for its amazing cherries, especially the tart ones, so we have plenty of opportunities to find new...

    Lingonberry-Cardamom Cake

    Our family is Scandinavian, and we love using almonds, cardamom and lingonberries in desserts, as in this cardamom cake. If...


    Peach Upside-Down Cheesecake

    I make this recipe every summer when peaches are ripe. Each year I improve the dessert with slight changes, and...

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    9 reviews

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...


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    Brown Sugar & Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    Searching for a dessert superstar? This chocolate swirl cheesecake is the one that people ask for again and again. —Jeanne...


    No-Bake Mango Strawberry Cheesecake

    5 reviews

    Cheesecake is my mom's favorite dessert. I made this especially for her on Mother's Day to thank her for being...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Double-Layer Cheesecake Bars

    3 reviews

    Can't choose between chocolate and vanilla cheesecake? Have both when you make this bar recipe with two distinct layers. —Andrea...


    Mushroom and Bacon Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    My clan loves anything with cream cheese, so I knew this savory cheesecake appetizer would go down as an all-time...


    Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

    15 reviews

    This cheesecake is easy to make—but it's definitely not easy to wait till the next day to eat it! The...


    Layered Lemon Dessert Squares

    7 reviews

    I found this recipe in an old cookbook and changed it to be extra citrusy. If you’re a fan of...

    Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    9 reviews

    Heavenly is a good description for this luscious dessert, conveniently made a day ahead. When I don’t have a candy...


    Mushroom, Walnut & Thyme Cheesecake

    5 reviews

    Serve this delightful and unusual savory cheesecake of mushroom and thyme as a festive first course. —Erika Szymanski, Pullman, Washington


    Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    My mother-in-law loved chocolate malts—and cheesecakes, too. Can you guess who passed this recipe on to me? Sometimes, I...


    Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

    2 reviews

    This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...


    Easy Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

    3 reviews

    These sweet little parfaits take everything that's wonderful about cheesecake and make it way easier. You get the rich creaminess,...


    Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    This creamy cheesecake is perfect for holiday desserts. The colorful topping is so good that I prepare it separately and...


    Caramel Apple Cheesecake

    35 reviews

    This apple cheesecake won the grand prize in an apple recipe contest. With caramel both on the bottom and over...


    Blissful Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    When I think of this specialty cheesecake, three words come to mind: "decadent," "fun" and "delicious." One bite and I...

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    Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

    26 reviews

    My husband and I host both sides of our families on Thanksgiving every year. I came up with this candy-topped...


    Swirled Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake

    10 reviews

    One secret to a lighter, fluffier cheesecake? Use the foaming power of eggs. When you beat egg whites to stiff...


    S’mores Cheesecake

    16 reviews

    This sweet and decadent cheesecake features graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Enjoy! —Kurt Anderson, Willmar, Minnesota


    Cranberry Cheesecake

    4 reviews

    Every year when the cranberries are harvested, my family looks forward to eating this cheesecake. —Nairda Monroe, Webberville, Michigan


    Almond Cheesecake Bars

    15 reviews

    This recipe for almond bars with cream cheese is from my sister-in-law. I've taken the bars to many functions, and...


    Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    This cheesecakes looks and tastes indulgent, but it's a lightened up version you can feel good about serving your family....