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Rich and Creamy Cheesecakes

Indulge in one of our decadent cheesecakes, flavored with berries, pralines, chocolate, mint and more.

Peppermint-Chocolate Cheesecake

This mint-chocolate dessert has been featured at the annual holiday progressive dinners in Wisconsin's Door County.

Peppermint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownie Cheesecake

Dawn Moore of Warren, Pennsylvania, grew up sampling buckeye candy from neighboring Ohio. It was the muse for her outrageously rich and creamy dessert, one of the finalists in our annual Best of the Midwest recipe contest.

Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownie Cheesecake

Three holiday cheesecakes

These three colorful cheesecakes are especially good to serve at the holidays. Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake (top) uses cranberries both in the filling and in the sauce.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake (middle) is a variation on the mascarpone cheesecake made at Parkview Gourmet specialty foods in Libertyville, Illinois.

Very Berry Cheesecake (bottom) uses fresh berries and berry-flavored brandy, plus vodka or orange juice for its flavor.

Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake

Very Berry Cheesecake

Praline Crusted Cheesecake

Guests at the Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin, indulge in this nut-topped dessert.

Praline Crusted Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

We took the red velvet cake that we love and gave it a creamy twist. Don't let the red color fool you: The flavor is all chocolate.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Easy Raspberry-Topped Cheesecake

Start with four slices of your favorite purchased cheesecake. Mix up this easy topping and you've got dessert!

Raspberry-Topped Cheesecake

Showstopper Eggnog Cheesecake

This cheesecake earns its showstopper name with a cashew crust, rich eggnog filling and optional topping of cashew brittle.

Showstopper Eggnog Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake

This coconut-topped cheesecake was a winner in the cheesecake competition at the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute.

German Chocolate Cheesecake

Baby Citrus Cheesecakes

This make-ahead dessert stores in the freezer for up to a month, ready to serve surprise guests. Vanilla or chocolate wafers form an easy base for the creamy filling. The center dips slightly after cooling, making an indentation to fill with whipped cream.

Baby Citrus Cheesecakes

Mooselips' Pumpkin Cheesecake

Customers at Mooselips Java Joint in Seeley, Wisconsin, love this because it's creamy, cool and not overpowered by the pumpkin or spice. It's even better with a hot cup of coffee.

Mooselips' Pumpkin Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Triple-Raspberry Sauce

White chocolate and raspberries are a combination that earns accolades from our readers (and editors). Here, the duo teams up in an ultra rich cheesecake with a shortbread cookie crust.

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Triple-Raspberry Sauce recipe

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake

Combine chocolate, cream cheese, sour cream and Irish cream liqueur for this decadently rich cheesecake. If you prefer a milder liqueur flavor, use a little less Irish cream and add whipping cream or milk to make up the difference.

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake

All-to-Myself Cheesecakes

Chocolate sandwich cookies make an easy crust and crumbled topper for these single-serving cheesecakes.

All-to-Myself Cheesecakes

Peppermint-Chocolate Cheesecake

This mint-chocolate dessert has been featured at the annual holiday progressive dinners in Wisconsin's Door County.

Peppermint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Dried Cherry Cheesecake

This thick, rich cheesecake -- with a touch of coffee and speckled with dried cherries -- is a favorite dessert from a Leland, Michigan, restaurant.

Chocolate Dried Cherry Cheesecake

Wisconsin Rhubarb Cheesecake

This creamy dessert from Jayne Vosters of Appleton, Wisconsin, was a winner at the 2006 Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute.

Wisconsin Rhubarb Cheesecake

Scarlet Swirl Cheesecake

A blend of cranberries, sugar and orange juice make the scarlet swirl inside this cheesecake as well as the sauce on top.

Scarlet Swirl Cheesecake

Sublime Chocolate Cheesecake

The Midwest Living® Test Kitchen created this rich chocolate dessert, which can be topped with chocolate curls or raspberries.

Sublime Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate-Bar Cheesecake

This lighter version of cheesecake uses light cream cheese, egg product and nonfat sour cream to lower the fat.

Chocolate-Bar Cheesecake

Crimson Cranberry Cheesecake

A gingersnap crust and cranberry sauce accent this thick cheesecake, which was a favorite at the old Marshall Field's State Street store in Chicago.

Crimson Cranberry Cheesecake

Mint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Creme de menthe adds a hint of mint and color to this chocolate-topped cheesecake.

Mint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Cream cheese, pumpkin, dark chocolate, whipping cream ... this fall pumpkin dessert is pure decadence!

Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

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