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How to Make Cheesecake

Almost more pie than cake-like, cream cheese makes this sweet custard cake sublime. In this video, you’ll learn how to make cheesecake in just five easy steps. See the basic tools and ingredients you’ll need. Then watch as just a handful of simple ingredients--eggs, cream cheese, sugar, butter, and Graham crackers--combine into something sweetly transcendent. You’ll get tips and tricks to help you bake a cheesecake evenly without cracks, leaks, or shrinkage. You’ll also learn a simple way to determine when your cheesecake is done just right. Plus, see a neat trick for slicing cheesecakes. Find top-rated cheesecake recipes.

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  • Brenda H

Never thought of a water bath. My latest version is very cracked. Philly cream cheese is on sale so I may try again using a water bath and at 225 for 70 mins. Yes I used a springform pan, no other way around it. I made a treat for the few gals I work around for happy shutdown. It still tastes good so they will be happy. But I got a tip to crack the oven door while baking? Anyone do the mini versions in muffin pans?

  • sandrew834

This is a great recipe. Its Simple, but very, very good. Try cooking it without the water bath it is much better. Cook the crust at 350 for about 10 min. let cool and add the batter.I spray the pan. Cook cake for 15 min. at 350, lower to 225 for about 70 min. Don’t open the door until finished. Turn off oven, run a thin knife around the cake between the pan, return to oven and let cool in oven till room temp. Chill overnight.

  • Kevin

This is the first time I ever heard anyone say to let the cheesecake come to room temperature. I thought I was the only one who did that. There is nothing worse than ordering cheesecake at a restaurant and it comes ice cold.