Cheese for dessert? Yes! You'd be surprised how often cheese is used in desserts; this is just a sample of the many ways you can incorporate cheese into your dessert repertoire.
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By Tia Clara, published Jan 16, 2024 on
Dulce de leche no-bake cheesecake
An easy and luscious cheesecake, this doesn't require any cooking and will have dulce de leche lovers asking for more!
Ricotta and guava tart
Guava is one of my favorite fruits, and it pairs wonderfully with ricotta in this lovely, tropical tart.
This is my favorite cheesecake, I love the gentle tartness and texture contrast that adding passionfruit brings out. It would make the Golden Girls swoon.
Ricotta and fruit mini-tarts
Another combination of ricotta and fruits, these mini-tarts are perfect to serve as finger foods, or alongside your afternoon coffee.
No-bake mango and lime cheesecake
If you love mango – and who doesn't? – then this is the cheesecake for you; it requires no baking and few ingredients. This is my favorite summer dessert when I want to impress my guests.
Lemon and lime cake with cream cheese frosting
Let's combine the citrusy goodness of lemon and lime in an easy cake with a creamy frosting made from cream cheese. Everyone will want another slice.
No-bake blueberry cheesecake
By now you've probably started to suspect I love cheesecakes. You'd be right, and this blueberry no-bake cheesecake is one of my family's favorites.
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
If you're a fan of carrot cakes, you'll be happy to try this simple version with lovely carrot flavor, and creamy cheesecake frosting.
Cheese and guava rolls
Didn't I mention how much we love guava? It bears repeating, and these crispy, flaky guava rolls can be combined with cheese, and bring some Latin flavor to your table.
Cream cheese and pineapple flan
This is the love child of cheesecake and flan – my favorite desserts – combined with the tropical flavor of juicy pineapples.
Guava and cheese empanadas
And speaking of tropical flavor, these popular Caribbean cheese and guava empanadas are perfect with the afternoon coffee, and so easy to make. They can be easily adapted to a vegan diet.
Dulce frío Dominican trifle
Another no-bake spectacular dish, this Dominican trifle has cream cheese as a minor ingredient, but it's so good I needed to add it to this list.
Passionfruit cheesecake popsicles
OK, so cheesecake is like an obsession for me, so I turned my passionfruit cheesecake into a no-cook popsicle to enjoy on the hottest summer days.