15 Thanksgiving Cheesecake Recipes for an Elegant End to Your Feast

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

Make room on your Thanksgiving dessert table for one of these show-stopping Thanksgiving cheesecake recipes. From pumpkin cheesecakes that will give pumpkin pie a run for the money to divine autumn cheesecakes that highlight the flavors of the season, you'll find a new holiday favorite in this collection of Thanksgiving cheesecake ideas.

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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

double layered pumpkin cheesecake on a plate with whipped cream topping
An Do

Looking for the best pumpkin cheesecake on the internet? Your search ends here. This top-rated recipe has more than 4,000 five-star reviews.

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Southern Pecan Cheesecake

Southern Pecan Cheesecake

A nutty graham cracker crust makes this pecan pie alternative a total crowdpleaser. If you can't find pecan liqueur, almond liqueur will work just fine.

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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust
Dawn Toops Beattie

"It takes a side-by-side comparison to prove that this cheesecake is vegan," says recipe creator SarahRosenkrantz. "It has a wonderful pumpkin flavor and a delightful texture. Your non-vegan guests will never suspect that it is dairy free!"

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Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake
chibi chef

How gorgeous is this elegant marbled design? The gingersnap crust makes this recipe perfect for the entire holiday season.

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Chai Spice "Cheesecake"

Chai Spice "Cheesecake"
Pictured: Chai Spice "Cheesecake". Allrecipes Magazine

Cashews, non-dairy milk, and silken tofu make this rich, creamy cheesecake a vegan dream.

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Apple Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Apple pie gets a cheesecake makeover in this ridiculously simple recipe that will have guests raving! "This is the best cheesecake recipe I've followed yet! The cream cheese filling was so smooth and creamy. I made this for Thanksgiving and I'm already getting requests for Christmas," says one happy Allrecipes member.

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Butter Pecan Cheesecake

Butter Pecan Cheesecake on China plate
Deb C

Fans of butter pecan ice cream will absolutely flip for this nutty cheesecake. It freezes well, so feel free to make it ahead of time.

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Praline Cheesecake

Praline Cheesecake

"Creamy, rich, nutty, butterscotch flavor," says recipe creator Carol. "To serve, put a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on each slice. Add at least 1 pecan, or better yet, add a few."

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Autumn Cheesecake

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

More than 1,000 glowing reviews and a near-perfect rating practically guarantee that this is the one cheesecake to represent autumn! An aromatic array of apples, pecans, cinnamon, and vanilla make this a Thanksgiving cheesecake to remember.

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New York-Style Cheesecake

a whole new york style baked cheesecake with cherry topping

If you love a classic, Chef John's recipe for New York cheesecake is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving dessert table. It's like a blank canvas and can be served as-is or amped up with autumn flavors — try serving with cranberry curd or an apple compote. "One of the best I have made or tasted. A real family hit!" says reviewer kathy.

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Best Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Best Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

This lighter cheesecake doesn't skimp on flavor. It uses pumpkin butter instead of pumpkin puree to give a huge boost of pumpkin flavor. The pecan topping seals the deal!

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Carrot Cheesecake with Crumb Crust

Carrot Cheesecake with Crumb Crust

Carrot isn't exactly the first Thanksgiving dessert flavor you think of, but there's something decidedly fall-like about this deliciously different cheesecake. "This is a wonderful dessert! It's a rich color and the flavor is delightful. A welcome change from the more common fruit-topped cheesecakes," says one happy reviewer.

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Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Close up of Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Simplify your Thanksgiving meal with bite-sized cheesecake bars. These are the perfect make-ahead dessert as you should refrigerate overnight before cutting for best results.

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Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries

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

"Cranberries and orange are a natural pairing, and I wanted to combine them in a cheesecake fit for the Thanksgiving table," says recipe creator Laura F. "The cranberry glaze is a really beautiful color, and the sugared cranberries are the perfect topping."

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Mini Pecan Pie Cheesecakes

Mini Pecan Pie Cheesecakes on white plates

If a whole cheesecake sounds intimidating, rest assured — absolutely no one will complain about these delectable cheesecakes in miniature, which are easier to make for first-time cheesecake bakers.

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More Inspiration

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