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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Slice
  • Meet the “Real Deal” Chicago-Style Cheesecake, the one that broke all of the rules.

Mother's Day Cheesecake
Mom Takes The Cake!

Mother’s Day Cheesecake

The gift every Mom will love! Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake hand-enrobed with rich bittersweet chocolate, decorated with sugar daisies, sprinkles, and a hand-piped “Happy Mother’s Day” message.
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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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Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook

Peek Inside Our Kitchen

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!

Learn How To Bake It!

From the Kitchen of Eli Schulman

Time: 15 m

Serves: 12-14 people

Tart Cherry Topping

A key ingredient in our Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake, this tart cherry topping makes a luscious ice cream topping (and, of course, the perfect cheesecake topping).

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