20 Irresistible Fall Cheesecakes You'll Absolutely Fall For

Cheesecake is a dessert for all seasons, but what makes a particular cheesecake earn a place on your fall dessert calendar? Think deep, rich, warm, spicy harvest flavors like caramel, pumpkin, apples, nuts, and chocolate. Here are 20 of our favorite fall cheesecakes, just right for autumn desserts.

01 of 20

Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

side view of a pale brown cheesecake topped with rosettes of whipped cream and a caramel drizzle

Let's get this fall party started with a solid 5-star winner. Tara raves, "Creamy and smooth, and absolutely decadent with homemade caramel. Make sure to bake the cheesecake in a water bath for that perfect texture."

02 of 20

Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries

cheesecake topped with cranberry glaze, sugared cranberries, and lemon zest curls

"This is the most delicious topping for a cheesecake I have ever tasted even cheesecake haters in my house loved it. The only thing I did different is bake the cake in a water bath and left it in the oven for a few hours. No cracks! Yes I will make this again but I don't know how frozen cranberries will work as opposed to fresh. Thank you for a great recipe!" — ferg

03 of 20

Apple Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

"REALLY REALLY GOOD! I hold an annual Cheesecake Party every year in December and this was one of this year's samples. Among 11 other cheesecakes this was voted on by the majority of my family and friends as the favorite of the night. The only change I made was to make my crust out of cinnamon graham crackers butter and ground pecans instead of using a store bought one..I think it really enhanced the flavor. The apples on the bottom were a nice surprise mixed in with the cheesecake. This is definitely a make again!" — Kimmie T.

04 of 20

Turtles® Cheesecake

Turtles® Cheesecake on black and white plate

Kevin Ryan says, "Pecans, caramel, and chocolate all wrapped up in a decadent cheesecake batter, what could be better?"

05 of 20

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

a slice of cheesecake with a plain layer and a pumpkin layer, garnished with a rosette of whipped cream, on a white plate

If you can't decide between pumpkin pie and cheesecake for dessert, this 5-star recipe delivers the best of both worlds. SOMEONESWT says, "This was so easy and delicious. No one could believe that it was my first attempt at a pumpkin cheesecake because it was so delicious."

06 of 20

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake


Pumpkin butter is the secret ingredient in this top-rated cheesecake. If you can't find any at the market, you can easily make your own pumpkin butter.

07 of 20

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Loren Anthony

Cutie Pie raves, "This cheesecake was AWESOME! My boyfriend is in love with the sweet potato cheesecake we get here at Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles Restaurant. He asked me to try and duplicate it, well this one came out better, sorry Gladys!"

08 of 20

Heavenly Chipped Chocolate and Hazelnut Cheesecake

Heavenly Chipped Chocolate and Hazelnut Cheesecake

SUNPIST says, "Be warned, everyone will think you had this cake professionally made. It's very easy to make and everyone absolutely loved it."

09 of 20

Autumn Cheesecake

closeup of a beautiful-looking apple cheesecake with apple slices arranged in circles, topped with cinnamon sugar and chopped pecans
chibi chef

"In a word, fabulous! If you LOVE apples and you LOVE cheesecake then this dessert is for you!" —Jillian

10 of 20

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

slice of cinnamon chocolate chip cheesecake on white plate

"This is a show-stopper dessert! The cheesecake is so creamy and luscious, studded with chocolate chips and a faint cinnamon flavor. The mascarpone here takes a little edge off of the tang from the cream cheese. The ganache, speculoos cookies, and Hershey's® kisses take it over the top. Perfect for a party!" — Marianne Williams

11 of 20

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake
chibi chef

"This is a great recipe. I had it with some caramel sauce on top which was great! But I think that caramel ice cream would be even better!" —Dagny

12 of 20

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

"Wow! What a great dessert! This is one of the most delicious, rich, and decadent desserts I have ever eaten!!!" —leahnwells

13 of 20

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Reviewer Yoly offers this suggestion to achieve five-star results: "I make a very similar cake except for the frosting. I use a sour cream, sugar and vanilla topping, which for me works better than the cream cheese frosting this recipe calls for," she says.

14 of 20

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Apple Crisp Cheesecake on a white dish
Melissa Goff

"A great dessert I came up with combining 2 favorites: apple crisp and cheesecake. It's been a hit with my family and friends. Enjoy!" — Miriam M.

15 of 20

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Tiramisu Cheesecake
chibi chef

With ladyfinger cookies, coffee liqueur, and semi-sweet chocolate, this recipe weds the flavors of tiramisu with thick New York cheesecake.

16 of 20

Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust

"This cheesecake has been our dessert for the past three Thanksgiving dinners! Like others, I also use ground pecans in place of the hazelnuts, but I also find that a spicy gingersnap makes for a better crust." —REDWINECHICK

17 of 20

Nutella® Cheesecake

Nutella® Cheesecake
Mi Amor Ailene

An entire jar of Nutella goes into this cheesecake, so you know it's decadent.

18 of 20

Pumpkin Cheesecake II

pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream and chopped nuts
Daniel Whiting

"I make cheesecake all the time and this, topped with maple pecan glaze from another recipe, was voted the best ever by my friends. A nice change of pace for fall, or anytime really. The glaze: Simmer 1 cup whipping cream with 3/4 cup real maple syrup for about 20 min; stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans and chill." — SARAH_LIZ

19 of 20

"Burnt" Basque Cheesecake

"Burnt" Basque Cheesecake
Chef John

Chef John says, "I rarely post a trendy recipe while it's still trendy. But this 'burnt' cheesecake method deserved the hype; baking it in a very hot oven delivers a beautiful, dark exterior full of bittersweet notes that make the light, creamy cheesecake interior seem even more rich and flavorful. Plus, this method is just plain easier — just remember the parchment paper. So, if you've not had much luck with traditional cheesecake methods, you should stop trying and make this exclusively."

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