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40th Anniversary Second Edition

The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook

We've been baking up something extra special: The second edition of The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook, in honor of our 40th anniversary! Its 100 recipes include more than 20 variations on Eli Schulman's iconic Chicago-style cheesecake and favorite dishes from the legendary Eli's The Place For Steak. Recipes for batters, crusts, and finishing touches allow readers to mix and match as many as 3,177 different combinations to create their own signature desserts.
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Create Chicago's Favorite Desserts at Home


From The Kitchen of Eli Schulman

Time: 1 hr

Serves: 14-16 people

Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake

Learn to bake one of Eli's originals! Creamy cheesecake full of juicy cherries, baked on our signature all-butter shortbread cookie crust. Recipe from The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes From A Chicago Legend.

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From The Kitchen of Eli Schulman

Time: 15 m

Serves: 12-14 people

Shortbread Cookie Crust

Our signature all-butter shortbread cookie crust. It also makes a delicious shortbread cookie on its own!

Baking instructions here!

From the Kitchen of Eli Schulman

Serves: 12-14 people

Hawaiian Cheesecake

Learn to bake a rich and creamy Hawaiian Cheesecake, full of pineapple and coconut – one of Eli's original flavors!

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