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10 Cheesecake Toppings Already in Your Pantry at Home

Is there anything quite like cheesecake? A great cheesecake recipe can make or break a birthday party or other event, and what you put in the cream cheese pie filling or on top can be extremely important to the dessert. Whether you're making a regular favorite cheesecake recipe, a no-bake cheesecake, cheesecake bars, mini cheesecakes, chocolate cheesecake, or any other variety, here are some yummy cheesecake toppings you should consider.

1. Fresh Fruit

Keep it simple! Add fresh fruit like fresh strawberries or make a compote with your food processor, a 1/2 cup sugar, spices like cinnamon, and more to make the dessert even better. You can even add some ice cream on the side.

2. Caramel Sauce

If you love caramel, why not add it on top of cheesecake? You could also mix milk chocolate and a caramel topping together in a large bowl and put a spoonful of it on your cheesecake slice for a really delicious experience. Caramel apples also go surprisingly well with cheesecake.

3. Pecans or Walnuts

Nuts like these taste amazing on top of fresh cheesecake, especially if you've made a sour cream version with a little bit of vanilla extract and brown sugar.

4. Chocolate Chips

You've probably got some chocolate chips in your cabinet, right? Keep them at room temperature or melt them down for a great cheesecake topping. Consider regular old chocolate syrup, too, if you don't mind a little cornstarch!

5. Lemon Juice

If you don't want to make a whole fruit compote but want a little citrus kick on your cheesecake, just drop on a little bit of lemon juice.

6. Whipped Cream Topping

Hey, if it's good enough for pie, it's good enough for cheesecake.

7. Powdered Sugar

If you just want a little extra sweetness, maybe add some powdered sugar to your cheesecake.

8. Graham Cracker Crumbs

You've already got graham cracker and melted butter in the crust of your cheesecake, so why not add graham cracker as a cheesecake topping, too?

9. Candy Bars

?Mini candy bars or peanut butter cups would go great on a chocolate cheesecake!

10. Cookies

The same can be said for mini or crumbled-up cookies like Oreos. Yum!