5 Seriously Impressive Cheesecakes for Your Easter Celebration
Cheesecakes are always special. Creamy, comforting, and cooling, they are wonderful as nightcaps (the Golden Girls taught us that) or at special occasions. These spectacular cheesecakes are as beautiful as they are delicious, with intricate decorations of citrus segments and hidden layers of juicy berries. For your Easter celebration, pick one of these to star as your meal's grand finale.
Lemon Bar Cheesecake
This dreamy dessert marries two beloved desserts: lemon bars and cheesecake. With a just-right hint of tart lemon juice and a delicate swirl of lemon curd, the cheesecake's creaminess balances beautifully. Plus, the vibrant yellow hue just sings spring.
Citrus segments form a stunningly beautiful topper for this classic cheesecake. Opt for different varieties of grapefruit to vary the hues of the fruit. To keep the cheesecake filling from watering out, place the segments on top just before serving, and remove them if you have any leftovers and need to store the dessert in the fridge.
Cookie Butter Cheesecake
This cheesecake sings praises to the power of speculoos cookies, a spiced cookie that's every bit as buttery and golden as you could dream. Cookies are used in the crust; cookie butter (which is a spreadable topping made from the cookies) is in a cheesecake layer. Lastly, a cookie butter-caramel sauce finishes off the final topping. If you're here to impress, this is the cheesecake for you.
Instant Pot Salted Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake
If you think your Instant Pot is only good for stews and roasts, you'll be dazzled by what it can do for a cheesecake. A pressure cooker can turn the ingredients of a rich cheesecake into a creamy centerpiece-worthy dessert in a matter of minutes. Once the cheesecake cools, finish it off with a stunning topping of caramel and chopped nuts.
No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake
Easter typically falls during strawberry season for most parts of the country, so indulge your berry cravings with a cheesecake that sneaks a bit of the juicy fruit into a hidden layer. The tart berries blunt the dark chocolate flavor of the cookie crust. The creamy Nutella cheesecake filling offers a nice nutty counterpart to the strawberry's sunny flavor, too.