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Classic Cheesecake Recipes
How to Make Cheesecake
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the best pan for cheesecake?
For full-sized cheesecakes: I like this 10 cup, 9-inch diameter springform pan.
Unfortunately not all springform pans are made equally. You want one that’s heavy duty and sturdy. Avoid dishwashers. Hand washing will extend the life of a springform pan.
For cheesecake bars: this 9×13 USA Pan is my favorite for cheesecake bars.
Alternatives to graham cracker crust for cheesecake:
If you don’t have graham crackers or want to try something different, you can swap in any of these options:
Speculoos / Biscoff cookies
Just be sure to use the same volume measurement as the recipe calls for.
How to prepare your cream cheese for cheesecake:
First, buy the right kind. Full fat bricks of cream cheese for baking (not for spreading on bagels) must be used.
Be sure to buy a high quality brand. Some generic brands are watery and rubbery.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing is to ensure your cream cheese is completely and totally softened to room temperature. If it’s too cold, you’ll end up with a lumpy cheesecake batter.
How long does cheesecake last?
Most cheesecakes last for 3 days in the fridge. Any longer, and the crusts will become mushy.
Can you freeze cheesecake?
Yes! Cheesecake freezes very well. You can place a whole cheesecake or individual slices on a baking sheet inside the freezer until firm. Wrap the cheesecake or each individual slice in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.
To serve, defrost a whole cheesecake in the fridge overnight. You can also defrost individual slices in the fridge overnight, or at room temperature for 30 minutes.