Monday, February 22, 2016

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

1−1/2 cups graham crumbs
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar

3 − 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
Whipped Cream

Mix crust ingredients together, just till coated and crumbly. Press onto the
bottom and 2/3 up the sides of an 8" springform pan. Bake for 5 mins. at
350. Set aside. Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, mix until
smooth with an electric mixer. add pumpkin eggs,and spices, beat till smooth
and creamy. Pour into the crust.

Bake for 60−70 mins.or till the top turns a  bit darker. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature, then  refrigerate. After it has thoroughly chilled, remove the pan sides and cut.
Serve with whipped cream.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Black Forest Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand Creamy Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 eggs
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, chilled

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Combine crumbs and butter; press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan. In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs, cornstarch and almond extract; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 55 minutes, or until center is set. Cool; chill. Top with cherry pie filling before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Low Calories Apple Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*

2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup Equal? Spoonful**
1 2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
**May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

For crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and Equal?. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan.

Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.For cheesecake, beat cream cheese and Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in applesauce, eggs, egg whites and lemon juice until blended. Blend in cornstarch, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla until combined. Fold in sour cream, just until combined.Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust.

Bake in preheated oven 60 to 65 minutes or until center of cake is just set. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.

To serve, carefully run sharp knife around edge of cheesecake. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut into wedges and serve.

Makes 16 servingsNutrition information per serving: 171 cal., 5 g pro., 13 g carb., 11 g fat, 56 mg chol., 154 mg sodiumFood exchanges: 1 milk, 2 fat

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Amaretto Peach Cheesecake Recipe

3 tablespoons margarine
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

24 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
16 ounces canned peach halves *
1/4 cup almond flavored liqueur (amaretto)*

Peach halves should be drained, and then pureed.For crust, combine margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in egg. Add flour; mix well. Spread dough onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.For filling, combine cream cheese, sugar and flour; mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add peaches and liqueur; mix well.

Pour over crust. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F, then continue baking for 65 minutes.Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.

Garnish with additional peach slices and sliced almonds, if desired.

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