Archive for: Cheesecake


Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

The bright, lemon flavor of these creamy Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars will put a smile on your face! An easy dessert for Easter, Mother's Day, or any spring occasion! Can you believe that yesterday was the first day of spring? This is the time of year where we have a mix of warm, sunny days and cooler cloudy ones with a few rain showers here and there. It's the best of both worlds, as we don't get tired of either endless hot or endless freezing temperatures. As the weather warms up and summer approaches, I think many of us have a renewed energy to put towards healthy habits. January and February are hard months, as the excitement of New Year's goals wears off quickly (at least for ... [Continue Reading]

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

These Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars are the perfect treat to welcome the fall season! Light, creamy pumpkin spiced cheesecake tops a brown sugar, graham cracker and pecan crust. I'm at it again with the Greek yogurt cheesecake! We loved this Greek yogurt cheesecake tart so much that I just had to make another cheesecake dessert with Greek yogurt. And what better way to celebrate September than with pumpkin cheesecake bars, right? Over the weekend I made a batch of pumpkin pie spice and immediately used some of it to make these Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars. These bars have a graham cracker and pecan crust that's pretty delicious on its own. The crust is lightly sweetened ... [Continue Reading]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust and Peaches

This Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust and Peaches is the stuff dessert dreams are made of. It's a creamy, lightened-up way to enjoy cheesecake and so easy to make too! I have always been a sweets and dessert person. Offer me a cookie, brownie, or ice cream and I have a very hard time turning it down. With that said, I'm trying to limit the amount of sweets that I eat, and reserve them for special occasions. I want to eat a healthy diet for health reasons, and I also just feel better when I make healthy choices. I'm definitely not perfect though, and I'm still figuring some things out. When I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy, I couldn't ... [Continue Reading]

Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bars

Caramel apples atop a layer of Greek yogurt cheesecake, with loads of brown sugar crumble topping and a caramelized oat crust. These gluten-free Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bars are the perfect treat to bring to your next holiday gathering. These bars. Oh my. Where do I even start? How about with the cheesecake (my personal favorite part). The cheesecake is a half cream cheese-half Greek yogurt cheesecake. Have you tried Greek yogurt cheesecake yet? If not, then you must. It's lighter than traditional cheesecake, and so creamy. I went with a 1:1 ratio of yogurt to cream cheese here to make sure the cheesecake could stand up to all of that crumble topping. I love 100% Greek ... [Continue Reading]

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes

Last weekend I did my first baking with fresh cranberries of the season and made these cranberry swirl cheesecake cupcakes. These cheesecakes would be a perfect addition to the dessert table at your holiday party. The bright red cranberry swirl makes them so pretty and festive. The cheesecake cupcakes are individually portioned, so your guests can grab one and continue mingling. Although you will probably find that it is hard to stop at just one! I love the combination of sweet-tart cranberry and creamy cheesecake, atop a lightly spiced graham cracker crust. While these are adorable in cupcake form, they would also taste delicious as bars if you are in a hurry. To make cranberry swirl ... [Continue Reading]

New York Cheesecake

If you're looking for the best recipe for a classic cheesecake, then this is it. I am very cautious about calling any recipe "the best," but I am confident in this case, especially since this New York Cheesecake recipe comes from one of my most trusted sources, Baking Illustrated. The cheesecake is incredibly light and creamy in texture. I served it drizzled with some strawberry sauce, and it was an amazing end to our meal. (I'll post the strawberry sauce recipe next time. :) ) Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, and whenever I bake one, I pretty much enjoy a slice each day until it's all gone. (Usually, I start by serving the cheesecake when we have dinner guests, so that ... [Continue Reading]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

If you ask me, it's hard to find a dessert more irresistible than a cheesecake bar. First, there's the cheesecake. I know some people don't care for cheesecake, but if you're a cheesecake lover, then making it in bar form is far quicker, easier, and more foolproof than baking a regular cheesecake. Second, cheesecake bars are so adaptable: you can make them with fruit (like these Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars), with chocolate and caramel (these Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars are amazing), with brownie batter swirled in (as in these Cheesecake-Swirled Brownies)... as you can see I really have a weakness for cheesecake bars! So you can imagine that it didn't take me long to decide to ... [Continue Reading]