Fresh Cheese Desserts

Soft, creamy and rich with a subtle tang to balance out the sweetness, fresh cheeses such as ricotta, mascarpone, farmer's cheese, and cream cheese are perfect for dessert recipes.

Lindy's Cheesecake

Lindy's Cheesecake
This classic New York-style cheesecake is brightened with orange and lemon zest. Get the recipe for Lindy's Cheesecake »Andre Baranowski

Christina Tosi's Cheesecake

Christina Tosi's Cheesecake
Just one part of Christina Tosi's masterful Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake, this mini cheesecake also works as a stand-alone (and gluten-free) dessert for a small group. Get the recipe for Christina Tosi's Cheesecake »Matt Taylor-Gross

Ricotta and Coffee Mousse

Ricotta and Coffee Mousse
Elegant and easy to prepare, a classic mousse flavored with espresso and topped with a dusting of chocolate is a great way to end a romantic meal. Get the recipe for Ricotta and Coffee Mousse »Helen Rosner

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Spreading cream cheese into the layers of dough enhances the richness and moistness of these rolls. This dough may be prepared a day in advance and left to rise in the refrigerator overnight. Get the recipe for Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls »André Baranowski

Cheese Curd Tart

Cheese Curd Tart
Similar to farmers' cheese, the fresh curd of cantal cheese, called tome de cantal, is used in many dishes in the Auvergne, including this vanilla-tinged, mildly savory dessert. Get the recipe for Cheese Curd Tart »André Baranowski

Coeur à la Crème with Caramelized Strawberries

Coeur à la Crème with Caramelized Strawberries
Pepper, cloves and cinnamon give the bright strawberry sauce in this dessert a spicy kick, offsetting the rich creaminess of sweet cheese. Get the recipe for Coeur à la Crème with Caramelized Strawberries »Todd Coleman

Sicilian Cannoli

cannoli recipe
Ricotta impastata, a smoother and drier version of ricotta, is typically used for filling Sicilian cannoli. This recipe comes from cookbook author Nick Malgieri. Get the recipe for Sicilian Cannoli »Landon Nordeman

Sicilian Cassata Cake

Sicilian Cassata Cake recipe
Fabrizia Lanza taught us to make this classic Sicilian cake, rimmed in pistachio marzipan. Get the recipe for Sicilian Cassata Cake »Landon Nordeman

St. Joseph's Day Fritters

St. Joseph's Day Fritters
These crunchy Sicilian fritters are topped with a cinnamon-ricotta filling. Get the recipe for St. Joseph's Day Fritters »Todd Coleman

Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich

Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich
This sweet sandwich from Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, is pressed and griddled to melt the creamy banana, cheese, and quince filling and toast the bread. Get the recipe for Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich »Todd Coleman

Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries (Pilditas Vafeles)

Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries (Pilditas Vafeles)
These waffle cones are filled with a mixture of sweetened farmer's cheese and fresh berries. Get the recipe for Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries (Pilditas Vafeles) »Landon Nordeman

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust
The dessert's delicate texture is achieved by cooking the cheesecake in a bain-marie, a water bath made by surrounding the springform pan with boiling water. [Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust »]http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Pumpkin-Cheesecake-With-Gingersnap-and-Hazelnut-Crust)Todd Coleman

Cream Cheese Sorbet

Cream Cheese Sorbet
No extra dairy is added to the cream cheese in this tangy, sweet dessert, making it a bit lighter than traditional ice creams. Get the recipe for Cream Cheese Sorbet »Maxime Iattoni

Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting
Softened goat cheese adds a delightful tang to these sweet chocolate cupcakes. Get the recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting »Farideh Sadeghin

Smoked Coconut Cheesecake

Smoked Coconut Cheesecake
This coconut cheesecake with a thick whipped cream topping looks typical enough, but it's perfumed with musky, flowery aromas and flavored with notes of caramel and smoke. Get the recipe for Smoked Coconut Cheesecake »Todd Coleman

Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)

Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)
Typically made with brocciu, a fresh goat's or ewe's milk cheese, this rustic cake works just as well with ricotta. Get the recipe for Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone) »Beth Rooney

Angel Food Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting

Angel Food Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting
These cupcakes are the perfect spring or summer treat--light and airy angel food cake is topped with a tangy lemon-mascarpone frosting and garnished with fresh berries. Get the recipe for Angel Food Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting »Todd Coleman

Banana and Cheese Pudding (Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo)

Banana and Cheese Pudding (Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo)
Fresh bananas layered with sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese combine in a sumptuous Brazilian dessert. Get the recipe for Banana and Cheese Pudding (Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo) »James Oseland

Mexican Bread Pudding (Capirotada)

Mexican Bread Pudding (Capirotada)
This satisfying dessert uses piloncillo, a type of brown sugar used in Mexican cooking. Get the recipe for Mexican Bread Pudding (Capirotada) »Todd Coleman

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone
This batter also makes delicious muffins, perfect for a day-after-Thanksgiving brunch. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone »Anna Stockwell

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Rum and gingersnaps add a spicy, warming flavor to this rich fall dessert. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake »Beth Rooney

White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse

White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse
In this updated take on a classic French dessert, cream cheese adds stability and a pleasing tang, which balances the sweet white chocolate without overpowering it. Get the recipe for White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse »Todd Coleman

Goat Cheese and Apricot Truffles

Goat Cheese and Apricot Truffles
This layered no-cook appetizer from former test kitchen assistant Eliza Martin features a sweet core of dried apricot coated in tangy goat cheese and then rolled in a savory mixture of crushed pistachios and fresh herbs. The finger-friendly "truffles" can be made up to 2 days before serving and stored in the refrigerator, making them the perfect hors d'oeuvres for the busy host or hostess. Get the recipe for Goat Cheese and Apricot Truffles »Laura Sant

Baked Ricotta with Orange Blossom Cherry Sauce

Baked Ricotta with Orange Blossom Cherry Sauce
Frozen cherries and orange blossom water make a deliciously sweet topping for creamy baked ricotta. Get the recipe for Baked Ricotta with Orange Blossom Cherry Sauce »Helen Rosner

Pecan Cream Cake

Pecan Cream Cake
Packed with coconut and pecans and covered in cream cheese frosting, this cake is a specialty of Georgia home cook Cile Ellis. Get the recipe for Pecan Cream Cake »Landon Nordeman