Where did the Cheesecake go?

Where did the Cheesecake go?

During the holidays, everyone is wondering where the cheesecake went? It is one of the most requested desserts at my house during the holidays. Below are my family favorites and they are very simple using Homemade Gourmet mixes, give them a try at your next family gathering

Adapted from Homemade Gourmet

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Recipe Yields: 8
Recipe Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings

Ingredients
1 Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Mix
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 8-ounce containers whipped topping, thawed and divided
1 graham cracker pie crust

Directions
1. With an electric mixer, beat mix and cream cheese until smooth and creamy, and then gently stir in 4 ounces whipped topping.

2. Spoon mixture into crust and top with remaining whipped topping, if desired.

3. Chill 2 hours.

Black Forest Cheesecake Pie

Recipe Yields: 8
Recipe Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings

Ingredients
1 Homemade Gourmet® Basic Cheesecake Mix or Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Mix
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 8-ounce container whipped topping, thawed
1 chocolate cookie pie crust
1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling

Directions
1. Blend cheesecake mix with cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

2. Fold in 4 ounces whipped topping, pour this mixture into Oreo® crust and smooth with the back of a spoon.

3. Top with one can of cherry pie filling. You may top this with the other 4 ounces of whipped topping, if desired.

Candy Cane Cheesecake

Recipe Yields: 8
Recipe Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings

Ingredients
1 Homemade Gourmet® Basic Cheesecake Mix
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2/3 cup crushed candy canes (food processor or chopper works well for this)
1 8-ounce container whipped topping, thawed and divided
1 graham cracker crust or chocolate cookie crust

Directions
1. Beat mix, with cream cheese until well blended.

2. Stir in extract and crushed candy cane.

3. Fold in 4 ounces whipped topping; spoon into crust and chill for at least 2 hours.

4. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and either whole candy canes or candy cane pieces, if desired.

Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake
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Recipe Yields: 8
Recipe Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings

Ingredients
1 8-ounce tub whipped topping, thawed and divided
1 graham cracker or chocolate pie crust
1 Homemade Gourmet® Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Mix
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

Directions
1. Remove pecan and chocolate chip packets. In a bowl, beat mix and cream cheese until smooth and creamy; add pecan and chocolate chip packets and combine thoroughly; fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping, gently.
2. Spoon mixture into crust and, if desired, top with remaining whipped topping.
3. Chill at least 2 hours.

Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Ball

1 Homemade Gourmet® Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Mix with pecan packet and chocolate chip packet
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened (no substitute)

1. Remove packets. Set aside chocolate chips and pecans. In a large bowl, beat together remaining ingredients until creamy; blend in chocolate chips; cover and chill at least 2 hours.

2. Roll firm mixture into a ball and roll in pecans to cover. Serve on a platter with graham crackers.

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