16 Stunning Cheesecakes to Brighten Your Winter Holidays
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
This sumptuous white and red cheesecake is all dressed up for the holidays. "An EXCELLENT cheesecake! Made it for my family Christmas dinner and everyone just raved about it! Would not change a thing on this recipe! I plan to make it for New Year's Eve!" —LMACLAREN
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Candy Cane Cheesecake
If candy canes are one of your major food groups, this is the cheesecake for you. Note that many reviewers suggest leaving off the crushed candy cane topping until just before serving, otherwise the candy tends to soften and the colors can bleed. Just have a bowlful of crushed candy canes ready on the side and you'll be all set.
This holiday-spiced cheesecake sits atop a gingersnap cookie crust. "A cheesecake version of a classic holiday cookie!" says recipe creator Kim. "The cinnamon whipped cream really adds a nice touch!"
Eggnog Cheesecake III
A touch of rum gives this eggnog cheesecake a bit of a kick. If you want to take this to the next level of deliciousness, try making your own eggnog and set some aside just for this recipe. Saint Louis Cook says, "This may be the best cheesecake I've ever made. I brought this to our work holiday party and EVERYONE raved about it. Not too sweet, great eggnog flavor."
Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries
A lustrous cranberry glaze and sugared cranberries makes this rich and creamy cheesecake a holiday standout. Recipe creator LauraF suggests making the cheesecake the night before serving so it has plenty of time to chill.
Black Forest Cheesecakes
These bite-size desserts would be an eye-catching addition to any holiday buffet. "Easy to make and a big hit at our Christmas party," says Michele Perky Holbert.
We love the presentation and the ease of serving. No slicing necessary! custer8487 says, "I made these as a Christmas gift for the cheesecake lovers in our family, and they LOVE it!"
Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes
"These were easy and quick to make for family and friends during the holidays. So simple and very tasty to say the least," says Gail Hitt. Many reviewers added more graham cracker crumbs to the crust recipe, or went with vanilla wafers instead.
Tiramisu is always a holiday favorite, and this cheesecake gives you another delightful way to enjoy it. Home cook Morupe says, "I served this for Christmas dinner and it was a big hit." Several reviewers added more Kaluha to the crust and the filling to bump up the coffee liqueur flavor.
Home cook Christina raves, "I served each piece with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and additional crushed peppermint candies. This would be wonderful for any winter gathering, or just anytime you want a quick and easy, but very tasty cheesecake, which is why I made it, lol!"
New York-Style Cheesecake
Coconut-Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis
Wintertime is peak season for citrus, and here's a tasty way to take advantage of all that zesty goodness. Besides, just looking at it lights up a dark winter's night. If you can't find fresh mango in the market, it's perfectly fine to use frozen.
Laurie's Amaretto Mousse Cheesecake
Amaretto liqueur adds holiday flavor to this light-textured cheesecake. Home cook Kim's Cooking Now! says she dresses it up by adding sliced almonds, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of chocolate on top. As you can see from her photo, it deserves to be a centerpiece on your holiday table.
Chocolate Turtles Cheesecake I
Chocolate, pecans, and caramel come together to make a rich chocolate cheesecake you'll either want to share at a party or keep strictly to yourself. We suggest you share. Home cook DIANEATBSU raves, "This was the best cheesecake I've ever had! I served it at a Christmas party for my friends and everyone was asking for the recipe."
Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake
Home cook TABLESPOON says, "I made this for a staff Christmas party and everyone raved about it." Many reviewers doubled the crust recipe to ensure a nice thick layer on the bottom. Home cook sugarmints topped hers with chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries, and a shake of confectioners' sugar.
When fall and winter bring persimmon season, that's when you can enjoy this seasonal cheesecake. Home cook Theresa Nicholson gave this recipe a 5-star rating but says you should drain the liquid from the persimmon purée to keep the cheesecake from getting soggy.