16 Cheesecake Recipes to Help You Bring in Spring

Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Photo: Will Dickey

Enjoy a bright and flavorful dessert with these healthy cheesecake recipes. With flavors of citrus, florals and other seasonal fruits, these cheesecakes are perfect for the spring weather. Recipes like Carrot Cake Cheesecake and Mini Blueberry-Lemon Cheesecakes are satisfying and sweet.

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Lavender Cheesecake

Baking homemade graham crackers with a touch of brown sugar and honey makes this cheesecake recipe an extra-special dessert.

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Strawberry-Shortcake Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
Victor Protasio

This cake pulls two delicious desserts, strawberry shortcake and cheesecake, into one! Shortcake forms the crust that holds a rich and creamy filling piled high with a fresh strawberry topping. This easy cake uses a no-bake filling that sets in the fridge so you can skip the water bath typically used to make cheesecake.

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Mini Blueberry-Lemon Cheesecakes

This muffin-tin mini cheesecake recipe is an adorable, healthy dessert that's the perfect cute size. If making 2 dozen seems like overkill, the recipe can easily be cut in half. If you avoid gluten, use gluten-free graham crackers to make the crust.

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Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Will Dickey

This orange-scented carrot cake cheesecake has a wonderfully moist and flavorful carrot cake shell which holds the creamy cheesecake portion. The swirl effect of dollops of cheesecake batter is a fun and festive way to round out this rich dessert.

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Cranberry-Lemon Cheesecake Bars

the recipe photo of the Cranberry-Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Alexandra Shytsman

These festive cheesecake bars are the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Cranberries add a pop of color and tang. To make your own graham cracker crumbs, process cracker sheets in a food processor until fine.

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Mini New York Cheesecakes

Strawberry-topped cheesecakes on two plates

These mini cheesecakes aren't just adorable--baked in a muffin tin, they're quicker to make than traditional cheesecake and perfectly portioned.

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Key Lime Mason Jar Cheesecakes

These mini mason jar desserts are not only adorable; they also keep portion sizes in check! These beauties can be prepped in under 20 minutes.

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Passion Fruit Cheesecake Jars

Passion fruit cheesecake jars
Tara Donne

A honey-sweetened cheesecake filling is perfectly creamy against the floral tang of passion fruit curd in this elegant no-bake dessert. Because fresh passion fruit isn't always easy to find, a shelf-stable passion fruit puree makes quick work of the curd; the resulting dessert is so rich and flavorful, a little goes a long way!

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No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

no bake key lime cheesecake
Jacob Fox

This no-bake Key lime cheesecake is a tart and refreshing dessert that takes shape with just a few hours in the fridge. If you like a crispy crust, you can bake it at 350°F until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before adding the filling.

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Quick Strawberry "Cheesecake"


Get cheesecake flavor without having to bake with this healthy dessert recipe. To make it gluten-free, look for gluten-free graham crackers.

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Lemon Cheesecake Bites

These creamy and lemony cheesecake bites are diabetic-friendly and guilt free!

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Mini Muffin-Tin Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake

a recipe photo of the Mini Muffin Tin Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake
Jason Donnelly

Cream cheese and lemon combine with raspberries and a splash of vanilla in these mini muffin-tin cheesecakes. This easy recipe is perfect for brunch or any time you need a cute dessert to feed a crowd.

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No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Bars

overhead shot of red & blue berry cheese cake bars cut into squares on a white surface

As if no-bake weren't tempting enough, consider that the graham cracker crust for these berry cheesecake bars has pecans in it. Ooh la la! In the filling, nonfat Greek yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese cut the calories and saturated fat.

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Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Pops


Cheesecake mix, graham crackers, and strawberries make this truly a cheesecake popsicle.

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Air-Fryer Mini Cheesecakes

a recipe photo of the Mini air fryer cheesecakes
Photographer: Brie Passano Food Stylist: Greg Luna Art Director: Stephanie Hunter

These mini cheesecakes are healthy and easy to make in the air fryer—no water bath necessary! Serve with your favorite toppings, like fresh fruit or cookie crumbles, or keep them plain for a simple sweet treat. If you prefer, you can substitute the graham cracker crumb crust with finely crushed shortbread cookies, gingersnaps or chocolate sandwich cookies.

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No-Bake Mason Jar Strawberry Cheesecakes

These no-bake portable cheesecakes are rich and creamy and swirled with fresh strawberries and honey for sweetness--perfect for a picnic or a backyard barbecue! We've used some Greek yogurt to lighten up this healthy dessert.

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