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Say Cheese … Cake! 12 Decadent Recipes for the Holidays

Stressed over what desserts to serve up this holiday season? Trust us — you can’t go wrong with homemade cheesecake. From holiday-centric picks (think gingerbread and eggnog) to mini, portable cheesecakes in a jar, we’ve rounded up our favorite cheesecake recipes for your next holiday get-together. Check ’em out after the jump!  — Jenn Gimbel


  • Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake 1 of 12
    Just when you thought homemade cheesecake was an impossible feat, we bring you … drum-roll, please … a 5-ingredient recipe that even the most amateur baker can make with ease.
    Make vegan pumpkin cheesecake
  • Bruleed Eggnog Cheesecake 2 of 12
    Do you know what the best part of this eggnog-flavored cheesecake is? You can have as many pieces as you want — and you won't be hungover the next day! (Can't say the same thing for original eggnog …)
    Make bruleed eggnog cheesecake
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake 3 of 12
    Celebrate a white Christmas with this creamy, white chocolate recipe. We recommend serving with hot fudge or caramel sauce for a little extra holiday decadence.
    Make white chocolate cheesecake
  • Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites 4 of 12
    Run, run as fast as you can … to the dessert table to snatch up one (or five) of these tangy gingerbread bites — a sure-fire hit at your next
    holiday get-together.
    Make gingerbread cheesecake bites
  • Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Pops 5 of 12
    Make a batch of these chocolate cheesecake pops, wrap 'em in saran wrap, and throw 'em in your kids' stockings for a pleasantly sweet Christmas morning surprise!
    Make triple chocolate cheesecake pops
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Cheesecake in a Jar 6 of 12
    Forget about the pesky (and messy) chore of cutting up cake into "perfect" slices. Your guests will be just as impressed when you serve this strawberry-rhubarb wonder in little jars.
    Make strawberry-rhubarb cheesecake in a jar
  • Skinny No-Bake Cheesecake Tart 7 of 12
    After they've feasted — and used up all of their "points" — at Christmas dinner, give your weight-conscience guests a dessert they can eat and enjoy with this skinny, no- bake tart.
    Make skinny no-bake cheesecake tart
  • Raspberry Cheesecake Bites 8 of 12
    These raspberry cheesecake bites are just the right size for pop ‘n' go eating, so guests can snack and mingle at the same time!
    Make raspberry cheesecake bites
  • Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies 9 of 12
    A great kid-friendly alternative to the typical cheesecake recipe, these brownies will leave your little ones (and big ones) begging for seconds!
    Make chocolate cheesecake brownies
  • Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Bites 10 of 12
    These strawberries and cream bites make for a tasty but light holiday dessert to add to your after-dinner menu.
    Make strawberries and cream cheesecake bites
  • No-Bake Oreo Cheesecakes in a Jar 11 of 12
    Responsible for bringing dessert to your next holiday shindig? Whip up these portable, no-bake Oreo cakes in jars!
    Make no-bake Oreo cheesecake in a jar
  • Alabama Chocolate Candy Jumbo Christmas Cheesecake 12 of 12
    Add a splash of Southern cookin' to your holiday dessert menu with this shockingly rich candy cheesecake recipe.
    Make Alabama chocolate candy jumbo Christmas cheesecake

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