"Just plain-old, extra good cheesecake like the ones from New York and Philly. You may cover the cake with a layer of strawberries, cherries, etc. but, in my opinion, this cake is very, very good and easily stands on its own. The fruit just distracts from its great flavor and texture." — Maureen
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1 1/2 tablespoons
graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons
heavy whipping cream
I was looking for a lighter, fluffier cheesecake, similar to the one they serve at Capitol Grille. This was it! Because of the cream and egg whites, it is not as dense as traditional cheesecake, yet creamy and delicious. The recipe photo that shows layers, is because the egg whites were not mixed into the batter enough. Mix them in gently but thoroughly as instructed and you will not get layers. I will make this again with one change - I will mix the graham crackers and butter and press it to the sides of the pan beforehand like most cheesecake recipes, rather than pouring the butter in and rolling the crumbs around. This did not provide a thick enough crust, although it did not stick to the pan. Overnight in the refrigerator is adequate for cooling. Also, I used a 9" springform pan, which worked perfectly. I fear a 8" would be too small to hold the batter. I wrapped the bottom of the pan in tinfoil to prevent water from entering the pan and baked in a 1" waterbath. I almost baked without a waterbath since it seems like too much work, but it really turned out perfect baking at 300 for 90 minutes exactly.
It was just OK for me. It was easy to make which really surprised me,but it tasted a lot like custard and I was looking for a thick creamy cheesecake. I was really excited because this was my first baked cheesecake and I was a bit disappointed. Neither my husband nor I were big fans of it. I don't think I will be making this again.
fantastic! i substituted 1.5C half & half for the whipping cream and brought the total butter to 1 good sized pat. also in crust put 1/8C ground almonds and 1/8C ground mexican brown sugar. stellar!
This cheesecake was wonderful. I am on a Low Carb diet and this worked great. I left out the graham crackers and used Splenda in place of the sugar. The 2 tablespoons of flour is not going to sabotage a low carb diet. My husband liked it better than the regular cheesecakes that I make. Of course his had to have cherries on top!
This was the first cheesecake I've ever made and got rave reviews with my dinner guests. I didn't have enough of the heavy cream, so I upped the cream cheese to 16 oz, then did 1 C heavy cream and 1/2 C milk. It was great - not too heavy, not to 'whipped'. Just right!
THIS PHILLY CHEESECAKE WAS GREAT THE FIRST TIME.MY DAUGHTER AND HER FAMLY THOUGHT SO TOO ITS THERE FAVORITE . I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN THANK YOU.
Oh my gosh! SOOO easy, SOOOO delicious!
Excellent cheesecake, which is the easiest I've ever baked, too. Mine turned out extra creamy and, somehow, had two layers. It was exactly as if whipped egg whites separated from the rest of the mixture while baking... This made like kind of a meringue on the top of the cheesecake, which was great. By the way, this is probably why this cheesecake look overdone even though it bakes for 60-90 minutes at 300.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 303
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