National Cheescake Day July 30, 2010

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day! People have been enjoying the tasty treat for centuries. The mouthwatering dessert has been eaten as far back as 770 BC.
Whether New York or Philadelphia style, baked or no-bake, cheesecake is king when it comes to desserts. From chocolate, strawberry and cherry to pumpkin, key lime, coconut or just plain, the super rich and creamy dessert has got to be one of the best foods on the planet!
Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with Free and Reduced-Price Cheesecake Slices
  • Free Junior’s Cheesecake -- Participating Junior's Cheesecake locations are offering slices of delicious New York-style cheesecake for just 60 cents apiece. And even better -- get a free slice of original cheesecake with any lunch or dinner entrée. In honor of their 60th anniversary, Junior’s is having its Next Great Junior’s Cheesecake Flavor Recipe Contest. Check the website for further details.
  • The Cheesecake Factory -- The Cheesecake Factory is getting in on the action in honor of National Cheesecake Day. On July 30th, any slice of cheesecake is half price! And that’s not all -- The Cheesecake Factory is offering slices of their delicious cheesecake for $1.50. But hurry -- “like” them on Facebook, print the invitation and bring to your nearest Cheesecake Factory restaurant on July 29, 2010.
  • Free Eli's Cheesecake -- In honor of National Cheesecake Day, Eli's is giving away free cheesecake on July 29th. Just stop on by and grab your free slice. Eli's is also giving away one free cheesecake every month. See website for details. And Eli's is offering free shipping on National Cheesecake Day too. Just use code "CCDAY" during checkout.
Divine Cheesecake Recipes

  • Fabulous Cheesecake Desserts -- Love cheesecake? You're in luck. Try out these decadent, lush and creamy pies. Irish Cream Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Chocolate Cheesecake, Key Lime Cheesecake, No-Bake Cheesecake, White Chocolate Cheesecake, Cherry Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake and more divine recipes for National Cheesecake Day!
Happy National Cheesecake Day!

In honor of National Cheesecake Day  I will be sharing many different cheesecake recipes that I found.  Brownie Swirl CheesecakeCranberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake and Apple Pecan Cheesecake.  Since I don't do much baking these days with the heat and the bun already in the oven I will probably opt to go to Junior's or  Cheesecake Factory 

Brownie Swirl Cheesecake
8 oz (1 Pk) Brownie Mix
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 c Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Large Eggs
1 c Milk Chocolate Chips, Melted
Grease bottom of 9-inch Spring-form pan. Prepare basic brownie mix as directed on package; pour batter evenly into spring-form pan. Bake at 350 degrees F., 15 minutes. Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour over brownie layer. Spoon chocolate over cream cheese mixture, cut through cheese and chocolate mixture several time to achieve a marble effect. Bake at 350 degrees F., 35 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake
1 c Graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp Butter, melted
2 oz White chocolate, chopped
4 oz White chocolate, chopped
2 pk 8-oz cream cheese
3/4 c Sugar 3 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
3 c Sour cream
2 c Cranberries
1/3 c Sugar
1 tsp Cornstarch
Grated white chocolate for garnish if desired
Crust: Stir crumbs with butter until well moistened; stir in chocolate. Press into the bottom of a greased 9-inch spring-form pan. Center pan on a 20 X 14 inch piece of foil; press up tightly around side of pan. Bake in 325F oven for 8 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Cake: In a double boiler melt chocolate. Let cool. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until softened. Gradually beat in sugar; beat for 3 minutes or until fluffy. On low speed, beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, chocolate and salt; stir in sour cream. Pour onto crust. Set cake pan onto a larger shallow pan; pour in enough hot water to come 1 inch up the side. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 1/4 hours or until the edge is set but center still jiggles slightly. Turn oven off; let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from larger pan and remove foil; let cool on a rack. Cover and refrigerate over night. Glaze: In saucepan cook cranberries and 1/4 cup water, partially covered, just until boiling. Stir in sugar and return to a boil; cook for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved but berries have not popped. Drain, reserving juice and berries separately. Remove cake from pan; place on cake plate. Return juice to saucepan; blend in cornstarch. Cook, whisking, until boiling and thickened; let cool slightly. Spoon berries around edge of the cake. Spoon glaze over top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Garnish with chocolate gratings.
Apple Pecan CheesecakeIngredients
1 c Graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon; divided
3 tbsp Butter; melted
16 oz Cream cheese; softened
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
4 c Apple slices; thinly sliced, peeled, about 2 1/2 lbs apples
1/2 c Pecans; chopped
Caramel Sauce (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and
butter in small bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom and up sides of a spring-form cake pan. Bake crust
10 minutes. Beat together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; pour into crust. Combine remaining 1/3 cup
sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in large bowl. Add apples; toss gently to coat. Spoon
apple mixture over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. : Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or
until set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate. Optional: Serve with caramel sauce.