Christmas Cheesecake Recipes That Will Become Your New Holiday Tradition
Every Southern cook has his or her go-to Christmas recipes, especially when it comes to holiday baking. With countless Christmas cookie swap recipes and of course the annual Southern Living white cake from the December cover, it’s easy to get into a routine with your holiday baking. And while we’re partial to a schedule, it’s nice to mix things up sometimes. That’s where these fun Christmas cheesecake recipes come in. If you’ve never thought about serving cheesecake on Christmas, we’ve got plenty of reasons you should. First of all, cheesecakes are wonderful make-ahead desserts, which is perfect for the bustling holiday season. Imagine having your Christmas dessert ready and chilling in the fridge on Christmas Eve—that’s one less thing for you to cook on the big day, and more time you can spend with your family. Plus, with festive Christmas cheesecake recipes like Chocolate-Peppermint Cheesecake, Gingerbread Cheesecake, and Red Velvet Cheesecake, your menu will stay holly jolly. Fresh winter citrus recipes like our Italian Ricotta Cheesecake and Grapefruit Cheesecake bring the best flavors of the season right to your table. Your family is going to love these cheesecake recipes so much, they’ll ask you to make them again year after year.
Recipe: Chocolate-Peppermint Cheesecake
This festive cheesecake recipe taste like Christmas in a slice.
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
Recipe: Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
Instead of using classic cream cheese, this November 1995 recipe uses ricotta for a tangy twist that pairs well with wintery citrus.
Gingerbread Cheesecake with Lemon-Ginger Glaze
Holiday favorite gingerbread gets a beautiful and bright makeover with cheesecake and lemon.
Recipe: Cheesecake Cookies
Mama has been bringing this favorite vintage recipe to the Christmas cookie swap for years.
Instant Pot Double Chocolate Cheesecake
You’re bound to have several chocolate lovers at your holiday table, and this easy, hands-off recipe will delight them.
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Recipe: Red Velvet Cheesecake
What’s more festive than a beautiful dessert that matches your Christmas decorations?
Recipe: Oreo Cheesecake
This kid-friendly cheesecake recipe uses Oreos in the crust, the filling, and the topping to ensure you get a little Oreo goodness in every bite.
Crème Brûlée Cheesecake
Recipe: Crème Brûlée Cheesecake
The marriage of crème brûlée and classic vanilla bean cheesecake is a to-die-for combination with presentation worthy of a holiday spread.
Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust
These vibrant bars brighten up the dessert table and the flavor palette with fresh ginger and lemon juice.
Recipe: Grapefruit Cheesecake
In-season grapefruit makes for a gorgeously Instagram-worthy topping on this cheesecake recipe.
Red Velvet Cheesecake-Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This stunning layer cake is one of our most popular Christmas cakes of all time, and once you try the combination of red velvet cheesecake and soft vanilla cake, you’ll understand why.
Coconut Cheesecake Squares
Recipe: Coconut Cheesecake Squares
Add a snowy treat to the dessert lineup with these pretty bars that were made for feeding a crowd.
Double-Decker Pecan Cheesecake Pie
Swap out your usual pecan pie recipe for one that’s layered with cheesecake—yum.