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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby or at any other special occasion throughout the year. —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Hanukkah Cookies

Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


Red Velvet Pound Cake

1 review

This delicious red velvet pound cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Make sure the cake has cooled before icing...


Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


Cherry Cheesecake

26 reviews

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie...

Snowman Cookies

9 reviews

Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty...


Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

17 reviews

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through...

Pineapple Cheese Pie

3 reviews

I cut this recipe out of a magazine over 40 years ago when I was a new cook and wanted...


Cherry Delight Dessert

8 reviews

This smooth and creamy cheesecake-like treat is light, sweet and pretty, too. Convenience products make it quick and easy to...


Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

10 reviews

I've made this pie many times for friends, relatives, guests, church suppers and bazaars, and I'm always getting requests for...


Frosty Peppermint Dessert

3 reviews

This creamy freeze with candy and a chocolate crust delivers make-ahead convenience. I'll often whip up two.—Carolyn Satterfield, Emporia, Kansas

Easy Nutella Cheesecake

2 reviews

Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

3 reviews

I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida


Snowman Christmas Cookies

1 review

Get the kids in on the action when you make these cheesecakey cookies—just roll away. The snowmen look adorable on...


Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

27 reviews

This creamy pumpkin pie is a little bit traditional and a little bit modern. But everyone will agree that it's...


Gingerbread Cheesecake

3 reviews

This is my twist on Christmas gingerbread...cheesecake-style! I like to garnish it with small gingerbread men all the way around...

Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

4 reviews

My family loves everything cheesecake. These bars combine tart cranberries and rich cream cheese, and taste even better when chilled...


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Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

71 reviews

The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist...


White Velvet Cutouts

48 reviews

We make and decorate these cutouts for different holidays and give lots of them as gifts. Last year, we baked...


RumChata Cheesecake

2 reviews

I like to experiment and make new and unusual-flavored cheesecakes. When I tried RumChata at a friend's party, I knew...


Red Velvet Spritz Cookies

5 reviews

I had never come across a red velvet spritz recipe, so I decided to create one. The hint of cocoa...


Peppermint Cheesecake on a Stick

Surprise guests with a fun holiday treat—dipped cheesecake wedges you can eat without a fork. Whenever my son has one,...


Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

1 review

Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...


Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake

2 reviews

One Thanksgiving, I was eating pumpkin pie and decided to have some cranberry sauce with it. I loved the combination...

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Cookie Swirl Cobbler

An extra-rich, chocolate chip cookie dough and crescent roll topping provide a tasty twist on a classic cherry cobbler. Serve...


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...


Makeover Dirt Dessert

17 reviews

This lightened-up dessert from the original sent in by Kristi Linton of Bay City, Michigan makes an amazing after-dinner treat....


Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

14 reviews

These little cheesecakes make a fun dessert that's just right for cooks who don't have a lot of time for...