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Easy and Delicious Cheese Cake Recipes

I am interested in making delicious, unusual meals and desserts, particularly for special occasions. Quick and easy meals are also great.

Slice of Cheese Cake Pie

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History of Cheese Cake

There are numerous cheesecake recipes, but cheesecake is believed to have first been made in Greece on the island of Samos. Athletics were served cheesecake at the very first Olympic Games that were held in 776 B.C.

Cheese was actually first made in 2000 B.C. as reported by anthropologists that found cheese molds. The cheesecake was considered a good source of energy, which is why it was fed to athletics. The cheesecake was also used as a wedding cake. At that time it was a simple recipe that only needed flour, wheat, honey and cheese. Athenaeus is credited with writing the first cheesecake recipe in 230 A.D., but the Greeks had already been making this dessert for 2000 years.

The Romans conquered Greece and added crushed cheese and eggs to the cheesecake recipe, which was served for special occasions. After that, Europeans had the recipe and put their own spin on making the cheesecake to their liking.

Now, there are many complex recipes with numerous flavors.

Lemon Cheesecake

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Cheese Cake Pie Recipe

There are not many deserts that are better than cheese cake, and this particular one is an easy recipe. Around 1959 or 1960, we had a neighbor from Australia named Mrs. Slack. We loved her, as she was so sweet to all the children in the neighborhood, and she was a fabulous cook.

This recipe is one we received from her, and it has been a family favorite for decades. It tastes like a cheese cake, but it is really more like a Cheese Pie. The first part of the recipe is for the graham cracker crust. I am too lazy for that; I buy them ready made. However, it is easy to make a graham cracker crust. The rest of the recipe is simple and easy.

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar

Filling:

  • 12 oz cream cheese (let soften at room temp.)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Mix filling ingredients until smooth; pour into the pie crust. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes.

Remove pie from oven & let cool, then spread on topping.

Topping:

  • 3/4 pint thick sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Return to oven for 5-10 minutes, let cool. Then refrigerate pie overnight

This recipe is so delicious. It was made for my birthday yesterday, rather than a traditional cake I had a cheese pie.

You can also top it with cherry pie filling or any fruit you enjoy. Just leave the topping off and add the fruit. I enjoy the flavor so much, plain works fine for me. I hope if you are a cheese cake lover you will try this easy recipe, because it is worth the effort.

Cheese Cake Pie

Delicious Cake Cheese Pie.  So simple to make. My photo

Delicious Cake Cheese Pie. So simple to make. My photo

Lemon Cheesecake (No Bake!) - RECIPE

New York Cheesecake

This is another delicious recipe for a New York Cheese cake. You can purchase a graham cracker crust or make your own. This is also a very tasty easy dessert..

Ingredients crust:

  • 15 graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted

Ingredients filling:

  • 4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9" spring form pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham crackers crumbs with melted butter. Press into bottom of springboard pan.
  3. In a large bowel, mix creams cheese with sugar until smooth.
  4. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate.
  5. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth.
  6. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  7. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let the cake cool in the oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours which will prevent cracking.
  8. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

5 Ingredient No Bake Keto Cheesecake || 96% Fat Bomb!!!

American Cheesecake

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Summary

I hope if you are a cheese cake lover that you will try these recipes. Since cheesecake has been popular for thousands of years, the chances are your family and friends will enjoy this dessert. They are easy recipes to make and most likely your family will enjoy your efforts.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2019:

Hi Marlene, I love cheesecake also. You can put cherries on this recipe also. I have done that before, instead of putting sour cream layer. thank you so much for your comments.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on July 27, 2019:

How can anyone not like cheesecake? I enjoy my cheesecake with cherry pie filling on top. If it is on the menu, I've got to have it! Thank you for sharing your favorite cheesecake recipes. You weren't kidding. These really are easy to make.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on June 09, 2015:

facetube, I hope you like this dish. We love it at our house. Thanks.

facetube on June 08, 2015:

looks really delicious! I hope I will prepare that precious soon.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 10, 2015:

Julia, It is not exactly like the cheescakes you get in a restaurant, but this cheesepie is delicious. I hope you enjoy, it and I appreciate your comments.

Julia Rexford on February 09, 2015:

Your cheesecake pie looks delicious! And so simple to make. I'll have to try it. :)

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on October 29, 2011:

htodd, I think you will enjoy this dessert. Thank you for your comment.

htodd from United States on October 29, 2011:

This is really great post..nice

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 18, 2010:

Habee, I hope you enjoy the recipe.

Holle Abee from Georgia on February 18, 2010:

One of my all time faves, pal!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 17, 2010:

I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does. Thanks for stopping by my hub.

garcilazoand from Los Angeles, CA on February 16, 2010:

i'm definitely going to have to try this one out.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 16, 2010:

Hanna, I hope your family likes it as much as we do. Cheesecake doesn't last long at our house either.

HealthyHanna from Utah on February 16, 2010:

We make cheesecake for birthday cakes. This will be a great new recipe.

Candles work just as well in cheesecake as they do in birthday cakes. The difference is, my family eat the cheesecake. With birthday cake and ice cream, especially the children, we just end up wasting it.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 15, 2010:

Roberta and Janny, Thanks for your comments. I hope you enjoy this excellent desert.

JannyC on February 15, 2010:

Oh yummy Im going to try this recipe out. *drools*

Roberta99 on February 15, 2010:

You gain weight just looking at the picture. It looks delicious and I am like you, I think I would like it without the fruit. Love your recipes, let's have some more.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 15, 2010:

Helo, You are very welcome.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 15, 2010:

Helo, You are very welcome.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on February 15, 2010:

I love cheesecakes. Thank you for the recipe.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2010:

Support Med, I only make about 2 of these a year and there are others around to help me eat them because when you are trying to eat healthy with low calories it is too hard when it is so readily available. This is a very easy recipe, so when you do try it I doubt you'll have any problem with the baking.

Support Med. from Michigan on February 14, 2010:

This recipe looks really good! I like cheesecake a lot, but limit myself because when I first had cheesecake I was eating it everyday for about two weeks! I know, LOL, not so good. Soooooooooo, maybe around Easter or Thanksgiving or even Christmas, I'll try this one (never made one homemade).

I just don't want to become addicted again. Just reading about the graham cracker crust actually causes me to taste the flavor in my taste buds. Scary huh, LOL. Thanks for the rrecipe.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2010:

Tom, That is another on of my favorites. Thanks for the comment.

Tom Whitworth from Moundsville, WV on February 14, 2010:

Pamela,

The recipe looks yummy. I can't believe the coincidence I used to have my mother make lemon maringue pie for my birthday pie.

nancy_30 from Georgia on February 14, 2010:

Thanks for the recipe Pamela. My husband loves cheese cake so I'll definitely be trying this one. Happy belated birthday by the way.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2010:

Bpop,Sheila and Quill, I appreciate your comments and hope you enjoy the recipe.

"Quill" on February 14, 2010:

OK you have a new follower...as I droll over the recipe...

Blessings

sheila b. on February 14, 2010:

Cheesecake is such a favorite. I like this recipe.

breakfastpop on February 14, 2010:

Oh my, how delicious. I must try this recipe, I must. Thank you..

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2010:

Patriot, I save recipes for the occasional weekends. These aren't exactly the type of recipes that lets you lose weight. I think I need to come up with some new topics anyway. Thanks for stopping by.

partisan patriot on February 14, 2010:

Pamela

Yesterday Cheese Steak Philly Sandwiches; today cheese cake, I've gained 5 lbs just reading your hubs. Tomorrow write about rice cakes or something less fattening!

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