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4 Delicious Toppings For Your Holiday Dessert Table

Make dessert a piece of cake with our delectable cheesecake toppings.

In partnership with Western Family

The holidays can be chaotic at the best of times—this year, carve out more time to actually enjoy them with a store-bought cheesecake bar that’s quick, easy and sure to please. Here’s how to put together a delicious cheesecake spread with four of our favourite triple-tested homemade sauces and toppings that will take dessert to the next level.

Butterscotch Caramel Sauce

Pair with Western Family White Chocolate Mudslide Cheesecake

Prep 5 min; total 5 min

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup 35% cream

1. MELT butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking occasionally. Cook for 3 min. Stir in vanilla and salt until dissolved. Remove from heat and let stand 1 min. Whisk in cream until sauce is smooth. Cool and serve with cheesecake.

Blueberry Compote

Pair with Western Family New York Style Cheesecake

Prep 5 min; total 15 min

1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
lemon zest, from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp granulated sugar

1. STIR blueberries with lemon zest, juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Gently boil until berries are soft and sauce turns syrupy, 5 to 10 min. Cool and serve with cheesecake.

Candied Pecans

Pair with Western Family Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Prep 10 min; total 10 min

1 cup pecan halves
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
pinch of salt

1. LINE a baking sheet with parchment. Toast pecans in a medium frying pan over medium until fragrant, about 7 min, stirring often. Transfer to a plate. Wipe frying pan clean and add sugar, water and salt.

2. COOK over medium until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling. Add pecans and cook over medium-low, stirring constantly, until pecans are coated with a crystallized layer of sugar, 3 to 5 min. Transfer to prepared pan and spread to cool. Serve with cheesecake.

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Pair with Western Family Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

Prep 5 min; total 5 min

1 cup 35% cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 tbsp bourbon

1. BEAT cream with icing sugar and bourbon in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until soft peaks form, about 5 min. Serve with cheesecake.