While purists like cheesecake plain or
topped with sour cream, others prefer it loaded with all kinds of other goodies.
Some favor their cheesecake creamy, light and airy, while others prefer a
denser, drier style.
Cheese, of course, is the common denominator, with choices ranging from cream
cheese (full-fat, Neufchatel or fat-free), to cottage cheese, ricotta,
mascarpone, yogurt and various combinations. Fillings can run the gamut from
chocolate and white chocolate to raspberry, pineapple, coconut, chocolate chips,
Grand Marnier, Kahlua, candy bars, peanut butter, pecans, peanuts and