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All About Cheesecakes

Recipes Along with Photo Instructions

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Yes, you can make the perfect cheesecake. Just follow the simple step-by-step photo instructions. You'll also find additional no-fail tips and loads of delicious cheesecake recipes on this page.

Making Cheesecake with Photo Instructions

2011 Hand Pressing Crust Crumbs Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Hand Pressing Crust Crumbs Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Anyone can make a fantastic cheesecake with these nine simple steps.

You may need these too:
How to Soften Cream Cheese
How to Make a Cookie Crumb Crust
Graham Cracker Crust

Tips for the Perfect Cheesecake

Eating Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Eating Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Now that you've mastered the steps in make a cheesecake, let's try to make the best one possible. Use these tips to make the perfect cheesecake.

New York-Style Cheesecake

New York-Style Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
New York-Style Cheesecake Photo © Carroll Pellegrinelli
For some, a New York-Style Cheesecake is the only kind of cheesecake they'll eat.

Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Made with Thin Mints Photo by C. Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Made with Thin Mints Photo by C. Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Chocolate Mint Cheesecake is made with Thin Mints, the very popular Girl Scout Cookies. Other chocolate cookies may be substituted.

Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Dark Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
If you love that chocolate-orange flavor combination, this Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake recipe is for you.

Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake

2011 Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I like this Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake for a couple of reasons. One being it's a dense cheesecake, which is because there's more cream cheese in this recipe than most. I also like the fact that this cheesecake is made in an 9x13 rectangular pan. When many people will be cutting their own piece, it doesn't get as messy. The last reason I like this recipe is that you can never have too many blueberries.

Fruit Surprise Cheesecake

2011 Fruit Surprise Cheesecake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Fruit Surprise Cheesecake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Here's another really dense cheesecake. The surprise in this Fruit Surprise Cheesecake is that you get to choose the jam or flavored curd it's made with.

Turtle Cheesecake Squares

2011 Turtle Cheesecake Squares Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2011 Turtle Cheesecake Squares Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Here is a recipe for Turtle Cheesecake Squares, which is a dense cheesecake with an chocolate sandwich cookie crust, topped with caramel, toasted nuts and drizzled with dark chocolate.

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake is probably the first cheesecake I've ever baked. I just love anything made with lemon and this takes that flavor to the max.

Strawberry Cheesecake

2010 Strawberry Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
2010 Strawberry Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Instead of having strawberries on your cheesecake, have them in your Strawberry Cheesecake.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Chocolate Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
It doesn't take much to dress-up a piece of Chocolate Cheesecake. All that is needed is a little whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli
Eggnog Cheesecake Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli
This Eggnog Cheesecake makes the perfect party dessert. I will note that it's more cream pie-ish: more cream and less cream cheese.
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