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5 Holiday Cheesecakes Anyone Can Make

Holidays approached fast and I personally have been on a mission to find the simplest ways to prepare food for the holidays. Thanks to a PillsBury I found five recipes that will have your family question did u buy or make that.

Although I am not a fan of chocolate, I know many are. List start this top 5 with Chocolate Cheescake.
Chocolate Cheesecake
Courtesy of Pillsbury.com 

Ingredients

Crust

1
package (9 oz) thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (1 3/4 cups)
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup sugar
3
eggs
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups), melted
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • Step 1Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, mix crust ingredients; reserve 1 tablespoon crumbs for garnish. Press remaining crumbs in bottom and 2 inches up side of ungreased 10-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.
  • Step 2In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg at a time until well blended. Add melted chocolate; beat well. Add remaining filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • Step 3Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until edges are set; center of cheesecake will be soft. (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking.) Cool in pan 5 minutes.
  • Step 4Carefully remove side of pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Garnish with reserved crumbs. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Store in refrigerator.


2. Chocolate-Eggnog Cheesecake Squares

Chocolate-Eggnog Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 15-oz box)
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2
cup dairy eggnog
2
eggs
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Step 1Heat oven to 300°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with 18x18-inch square of heavy-duty foil so foil extends over long sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press in bottom of pan.
  • Step 2In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Beat in flour, eggnog and eggs on medium speed until smooth, scraping sides of bowl if necessary. With rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chips. Pour filling evenly over crust.
  • Step 3Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until edges are set. Center will be soft but will set when cool. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Sprinkle evenly with nutmeg. For squares, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Remove from foil. Store squares in refrigerator.



3.Dulce de Leche No-Bake Cheesecake



 Dulce de Leche No-Bake Cheesecake


Ingredients

Crust

2
cups Dulce de Leche Cheerios™ cereal
1/3
cup butter, melted

Topping

1
pint (2 cups) whole fresh strawberries, thinly sliced 
1/4
cup sugar, if desired

Cheesecake

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping (thawed)
1/2
cup sour cream
1/4
teaspoon vanilla


  • Step 1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Make Crust. In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, place cereal. Finely crush with rolling pin. In small bowl, stir crushed cereal and melted butter until well mixed. Press Crust firmly and evenly in bottom and 1 inch up side of pie plate. Bake 9 minutes; cool 20 minutes.
  • Step 2Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir Topping ingredients until well mixed; let stand while making Cheesecake so strawberries will become juicy. In separate medium bowl, beat all Cheesecake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; spoon over crust. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Step 3To serve, spoon Topping over Cheesecake slices. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.



4.Nutella™ Swirled Cheesecake Bar


Nutella™ Swirled Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies 
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1/3
cup Nutella™ hazelnut spread with cocoa

 Step 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Evenly place cookies in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
Step 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over baked crust.
Step 3In small microwavable bowl, microwave hazelnut spread uncovered on High 10 to 20 seconds to soften. Drop teaspoonfuls of spread on cream cheese mixture. With knife, carefully swirl spread into top of cream cheese mixture.
Step 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.



Mini Christmas Cookie Cheesecakes












Mini Christmas Cookie Cheesecakes











Ingredients

1
package (11 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Shape™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup half-and-half
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
3/4
cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping (from 8-oz container)


Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.

Step 2
Place 1 unbaked cookie in each paper baking cup. Bake 11 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.

Step 3
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, half-and-half and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy. Add eggs; beat on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended. Spoon heaping 1/4 cup filling on each of the cookie crusts. (Muffin cups will be full.)

Step 4
Bake 21 to 24 minutes or until edges are set and centers are still slightly jiggly. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until well chilled.

Bake remaining 12 cookies as directed on package. Cool completely.

To serve, top each cheesecake with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and 1 cookie. Refrigerate leftovers.


You can find these and more at pillsbury


Xoxo,


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