Cheesecake Goes Festive

When the holidays roll around, most of my friends start making cookies and pies, but I enjoy making cheesecakes. A cheesecake recipe is so versatile. You can dress it up just about any which way. Whether you incorporate new flavors into the filling or experiment with different toppings, the options are endless. It’s the perfect dessert for any holiday or occasion.

I chose my favorite holiday flavor and decided to make this Gingerbread Cheesecake Pie all about gingerbread. Great for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s packed with flavor and can be served as an elegant dessert at a holiday dinner party, taken to work to share with coworkers or enjoyed on any given weekday just because.

Plus, to save time, you can use a ready-made graham cracker crust—though taking a few moments to make a gingersnap crust makes this cheesecake even better. The combination of the spices in the cheesecake filling—ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom—and the gingersnap crust are just perfect. And the addition of the molasses gives the filling a special touch. This cheesecake recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

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