I'm new to making cheesecake, this was my first. I ran to the store to pick up the ingredients, along with a springform pan! When I opened the pan, I pulled out the cardboard with the NordicWare logo, flipped it over to see if there was a recipe, and I kid you not, this EXACT recipe was on the back! Somebody swiped a recipe! Anyway, overall the flavor is pretty good. I didn't know anything about over beating the ingredients. I did it all with a hand mixer. I had a crack in the top, probably an inch deep and 3" long. Maybe from the fact that it rose high above the edge of the pan while baking? I don't know. It did settle back down though. I also didn't care for the crust. I used 15 sheets of graham cracker. Put in the 2T of melted butter. That didn't seem to do anything so I added another 2T & that helped it to hold its shape a little bit. It seemed like a lot of crust, but I used it. Pushed it up the sides of the pan about 2 finger widths high. When we pulled edge of the pan off, the crust had browned & changed flavor. It was ok-but Ill be looking for a new crust recipe. The top half of the cheesecake had also browned around the edges and was not very pretty. I let it set in the oven for a few hours. The crack was already there when it came out. I'm rating it 4 stars for the flavor. Given I didn't use a water bath or anything, I'm sure a lot of the mistakes are my fault, plus nearly 4,000 people can't be wrong. I will be making this again & trying the tips in the reviews.
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I'm new to making cheesecake, this was my first. I ran to the store to pick up the...