Recipes

From our bakery to your home kitchen.

Armed with over forty years of baking experience, we know the secret to making a perfect cheesecake. Let’s get baking!

An Eli's Chef making cherry filling
The ingredients to make a chocolate shortbread crust
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Chocolate Shortbread Crust
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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake slice
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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
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A stack of cheesecake crusts
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Cinnamon Graham Crust
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A slice of pumpkin cheesecake
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Pumpkin Cheesecake
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Slice of apple tart
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Crème Anglaise
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A slice of vanilla bean cheesecake
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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Recipe
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Slices of cake on a tray with a container of passion fruit curd
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Passion Fruit and Olive Oil Curd Recipe
This recipe is from Natasha Pickowicz’s debut cookbook, More Than Cake: 100 Baking Recipes Built for Pleasure and Community.
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A slice of Hawaiian cheesecake
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Hawaiian Cheesecake Recipe
Learn to bake a rich and creamy Hawaiian Cheesecake, one of Eli’s original flavors! Recipe is from The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes From A Chicago Legend.
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A lice of Eli's Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake
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Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe
Learn to bake one of Eli’s originals! Creamy cheesecake full of juicy cherries, on our signature all-butter shortbread cookie crust. Recipe is from The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes From A Chicago Legend.
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Eli's Shortbread Cookie Crust
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Shortbread Cookie Crust Recipe
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a pot of Cherry Filling simmering on the stove
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Tart Cherry Topping Recipe
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A chef spreading pineapple glaze onto a cheesecake
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Pineapple Glaze
A delicious tropical glaze for cheesecakes, ice cream, and much more!
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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.
Order The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook and Start Baking!
Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook