5 Best Ina Garten Cheesecake Recipes To Try Today

I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s hard to go wrong with cheesecake. No matter what you’re craving or how hungry you are, there’s always room for a slice or two.

5 Best Ina Garten Cheesecake Recipes To Try Today

Cheesecake recipes are also notoriously versatile, so whatever your preferences you’ll find something to tickle your tastebuds. If there’s one chef who never fails to deliver tasty treats, it’s Ina Garten.

So, to give you a little inspiration for your next homemade cheesecake, we’ve put together this list of five of our favorite Ina Garten cheesecake recipes (see also: Ina Garten Pork Tenderloin Recipes To Try Today)of all time.

From indulgent chocolate varieties to tangy fruity treats, there’s something for everyone!

1. Raspberry Cheesecake

First on our list is this classic raspberry cheesecake. A raspberry cheesecake is one of the most classic cheesecake varieties out there, but trust us, nothing beats a homemade variety!

If you’re a sucker for store-bought cheesecake, we urge you to give this Ina Garten recipe a go – trust us, you won’t go back!

Although we’d encourage bakers of all levels to try making a cheesecake, you may struggle with this recipe if you’re a beginner.

There are plenty of moving parts to consider in this recipe, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it!

Once assembled and baked, this stunning cheesecake emerges tangy and sweet, with a delightfully creamy texture that compliments its flavors perfectly.

This is the ideal fruity cheesecake to serve up at a summer soiree or a special event for a cheesecake lover!


The Crust

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 – ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs

The Filling

  • 2 ½ pounds of cream cheese
  • 2 xl egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 5 whole xl eggs (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

The Topping

  • 3 half pints of fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup of red jelly (don’t substitute this for jam, as it doesn’t work as well!)

2. Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake

Next on our list, we have one of our personal favorites – limoncello ricotta cheesecake. This may not be one of your go-to flavor combinations for a cheesecake, but it should be!

This cheesecake recipe by Ina Garten is the perfect blend of sweet and sour, without either being overbearing.

Note: this recipe isn’t for a whole cheesecake – just cheesecake squares. However, you could easily make this into a whole cheesecake if you wanted to!

Although this recipe is usually pretty dense, Ina has managed to create a version that’s light, fluffy, and will perfectly complement almost any meal. In other words, it’s totally foolproof.

If you’re thinking of using cream cheese for this recipe, just remember that the limoncello is what gives this cheesecake its delightfully fluffy texture. However, if you don’t mind it being a little heavier, cream cheese can be a great substitute.

For best results, keep your main ingredients at room temperature, and remember to press your cracker crumb mixture with a cup into the pan. This will create a small edge.


The Crust

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ pound of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (approximately 15 crackers)

The Filling

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 16 ounces of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups of whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup of Italian limoncello (room temperature)
  • 5 xl eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest

3. Mixed Berry Cheesecake

Fruit cheesecake lovers will absolutely adore this mixed berry cheesecake recipe from Ina Garten.

This mixed berry cheesecake is a real showstopper, and it’s the ideal dessert to bring along to almost any special occasion, or even to treat your friend or loved one to!

Just look at the glaze on those berries… this is one recipe you just KNOW you have to make.

Depending on the size of your slices (in other words, if you’re feeling greedy or not), this cheesecake could serve around 12 people.

It’s deliciously sweet and fruity and can be eaten on its own, or paired with some whipped cream or plain vanilla ice cream for a little something extra.

This cheesecake is a true beauty, but if you’re not an experienced cheesecake maker, you might find this recipe a little tricky to follow.

Be prepared to set aside plenty of time in the kitchen to get this right! Here’s everything you’ll need to bring this beautiful recipe to life:


The Crust

  • 6 tbsp of melted, unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs

The Filling

  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 ½ pounds of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 5 whole xl eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 xl egg yolks (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup of sour cream

The Topping

  • ½ pint of fresh blueberries
  • ½ pint of fresh raspberries
  • ½ pint of sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup of red jelly

Note: You can also add or omit any of these berries to put your own stamp on this beautiful cheesecake!

4. Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake With Ganache

It’s hard to go wrong with a fruit-based cheesecake, but sometimes, you just need something a little more indulgent. That’s where this chocolate espresso cheesecake with ganache comes in.

Ina Garten has graced us with an abundance of beautiful recipes, but this just may take the top spot!

If you’re in the mood to devour something sickly sweet and super chocolatey, you’re going to want to make this cheesecake.

It’s ideal for a weekend sweet treat, but it’s also sophisticated enough to bring along to a dinner party or give as a gift to someone special. We seriously can’t get enough of this chocolate espresso cheesecake!

This cheesecake may sound rather complex, but it’s actually fairly simple – don’t be put off by the ganache, either. It’s arguably one of the easiest parts of this cheesecake!

You’ll need to set aside a few hours to create this cheesecake, but the end result is delightful.

Serve this cheesecake on its own, or with a generous helping of ice cream or whipped cream to really wow your guests. Here’s everything you’ll need to make this chocolate espresso cheesecake with ganache:


The Crust

  • 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tbsp melted, unsalted butter

The Filling

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 140g bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp espresso coffee
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • ½ cup sour cream (room temperature)
  • 3 xl eggs (room temperature)

The Ganache

  • ¼ cup of heavy cream
  • 115g semi-sweet chocolate

5. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Last (but definitely not least), we have something you pumpkin lovers will go crazy for – Ina’s pumpkin cheesecake.

This pumpkin cheesecake is just the right dessert for the holiday season, or if you really love pumpkin, you can enjoy this the whole year round (see also: “Amazing Paula Deen Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipes“)!

This pumpkin cheesecake is a show-stopping dinner party dessert that brings together elements of comfort food and sophistication to create the ideal Thanksgiving dessert, dinner party showstopper, or fall favorite for you and your guests.

It’s soft, silky, and delicately spicy, and best of all, it takes minimal effort to bring it all together!

Some of the most comforting flavors in this fall-inspired cheesecake include nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, however, you can add or omit any of these flavors to make it your own.

If you really want to make this cheesecake pop, you could even throw in a helping of pecans (or sugar-coated pecans, yum!), to really wow your guests, and highlight the fall-inspired flavors in this cheesecake.

This cheesecake will take you just an hour to create (including prep and cooking time), and produces a generous 8-10 servings, so there’s plenty to go around! Here’s everything you’ll need to create this silky sweet pumpkin cheesecake.


The Crust

  • 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp butter

The Filling

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ pounds of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ½ tsp of ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1 ½ pounds of cream cheese (room temperature)

The Topping

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup whipped cream

The Bottom Line

There are so many varieties of cheesecake out there, and these five recipes are just scratching the surface! However, if you’re in need of some inspiration to spice up your usual cheesecake creations, these are a great place to start.

Whether you’re in the mood for something chocolate-heavy or refreshingly fruit-based, why not try creating one of these delicious cheesecakes for your next dinner party, family gathering, or weekend dessert?

5 Best Ina Garten Cheesecake Recipes To Try Today

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