If you want to steal the spotlight this holiday season, turn your dessert table into a star-studded affair with Canadian cheesecakes on Anna Olson’s A-list! 

Thanks to Tre Stelle’s Cheesecake Showdown, Anna Olson crowned the top three cheesecake recipes made with Tre Stelle Cream Cheese that will give your cheesecake celeb status. 

Renowned as the star ingredient for the cleanest and creamiest desserts, Tre Stelle Cream Cheese has only four all-natural ingredients: milk, cream, salt and culture. It’s the ideal cream cheese for effortless baking with no stabilizers or fillers, folding into delicate ingredients with ease. 

From the winning Triple Gingerbread Cheesecake with crystalized ginger to a magical matcha moment, you’ll have a sweet spot for these award-winning cheesecakes. To get full recipes from the finalists, visit @TreStelleCheese or download BitesbyTreStelle.

1st Place: Triple Gingerbread Cheesecake

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Olson chose this as the winning cheesecake, calling it balanced and delicate. She commended Frith, founder of @TheMagpieCakery, for her use of Tre Stelle Cream Cheese in the filling as well as the topping, which also featured sparkling crystallized ginger.  

Ingredients

For the graham cracker crust

  • 2 cups (240 g) gingerbread cookie crumbs or gingersnap crumbs*
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) crystallized ginger, pulverized
  • 5 tbsp (70 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • For the ginger whipped cream
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp (65 g) Tre Stelle Original Cream Cheese, cold (use the rest of the cream cheese from the fifth box used for the filling)
  • 1½ cups heavy/whipping cream, very cold
  • 1 cup (120 g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) crystallized ginger, pulverized
  • For the filling
  • 2 lb. (907 g) Tre Stelle Original Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1⅓ cups (266 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ¼ cup (80 g) molasses
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla

To get the instructions, visit @TreStelleCheese or download BitesbyTreStelle.

Honourable Mentions 

These two creative recipes were runners-up in the Tre Stelle Cheesecake Showdown.

No-Bake Individual Matcha Cheesecakes  

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Olson loved @KellysBakedGoods’ no-bake individual desserts, which are an easy introduction to the delicious world of cheesecakes. Olson also praised the balance of flavour and texture in this dessert.   

Gingerbread Cheesecake Roll

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As a departure from the usual cheesecake and for those seeking a challenge, this cheesecake roll by @IndulgewithMimi is a stunning addition to your holiday dessert table.

Full recipes and instructions for all the cheesecake finalists will be available @TreStelleCheese throughout December.

For more information on Tre Stelle Cream Cheese visit trestelle.ca

Published by HOLR Magazine.