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Top 10 Kosher Cheesecake Recipes for Shavuot


As it is customary to eat dairy food on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, it is no wonder that cheesecake has become the most popular Shavuot dessert. This page offers a variety of cheesecake recipes - including Fast, Vegan, Low Fat, Gourmet, and more - so you can find the cheesecake recipe that best meets your holiday menu needs.

1. Baked Cheese Cake - Low Carb, Low Fat

EnLITEned Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen
Feldheim Publishers
Nechama Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Diabetes Association (JDA) and author of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, shares her healthy recipe for low carb, low fat Baked Cheese Cake. Nechama writes that the recipe has been a Shavuot family tradition for as long as she can remember.

2. Easy Cheesecake

This is one of my favorite cheese cakes and as cheese cakes go it is quite low in calories though this has never stopped anyone from licking the plate and asking for more. This cake is a must in my house for Shavuot. I make it without a crust but you can always add a cookie/butter crust of your choice (crush around 200 grams of plain cookies and mix with about 75 grams of melted butter).

3. Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake

The guests have been invited, and the holiday is approaching fast. Why not lessen the load of holiday preparation by preparing dessert a few days in advance? This delicious Chocolate Cheesecake, which can be kept in the freezer for up to a week, should be served frozen.

4. Israeli Cheesecake

Israeli Cheesecake
Giora Shimoni
This is one of those "gotta have the recipe" recipes that I got from a friend. Everyone, including my "I don't like cheesecake" son, loved this delicious cake. I call this Israeli Cheesecake because its main ingredient is Israeli white cheese (Gevina Levana).

5. Chocolate Cheesecake

In my personal opinion, it isn't really dessert if it doesn't include at least some chocolate. About.com Guide to Desserts and Baking has fortunately put this recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake online.

6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

About.com Guide to Southern U.S. Cuisine writes, "Oh, this dessert is simply spectacular. Make it for a special occasion, and sit back and calmly accept all the praise."

7. Crème Bruleè Cheesecake

This is one of the most requested recipes of About.com Guide to Desserts and Baking.

8. Fastest Cheesecake

In a hurry? About.com Guide to Busy Cooks offers this amazingly simple and quick recipe for cheesecake. You'll won't believe how easy it is to make a great tasting cheesecake.

9. Gourmet Banana Cheesecake

Want to serve an extraordinary cheesecake this holiday? About.com Guide to Gourmet Food says this cheesecake, with roasted bananas and macadamia nuts, is unforgettable and sure to please your guests.

10. Lindy's Famous Cheesecake

About.com Guide to Stay-at-Home Parents says that even those who don't generally like cheesecake seem to enjoy Lindy's Famous Cheesecake.

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