Deluxe Cheesecake

Brynie Greisman Recipe By
  • Cook & Prep: 4 h 20 m
  • Serving: 8
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It’s no surprise that cheesecake often tops lists of favorite desserts. Rich and elegant, sweet and creamy, it’s a delicious after-dinner treat. And while cheesecakes have a well-deserved reputation for sophistication, they’re actually a boon for the cook. Not only are they easy to put together, but they must be made ahead - making them an irresistible dessert that is simple to serve.

 

Ingredients (11)

Crust

Filling

Start Cooking

Make the Crust

  1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. 

  2. Combine the crust ingredients and pat down firmly in bottom of the pan. Place in the freezer while making rest of cake (this will prevent crumbs from getting mixed into the filling).

Fill and Bake

  1. In a large mixer bowl, beat filling ingredients in order listed, adding each one by one and beating until thoroughly mixed. (Blend ingredients until smooth, but do not beat vigorously. Doing so will cause too much air to be introduced, causing the cheesecake batter to expand during baking and then deflate. This can lead to cracks as it cools.)

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

  3. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Celsius) and continue baking for an additional 40 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the cake in the oven for 45–60 minutes. Cool to room temperature (about two hours) and then refrigerate.

  4. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with slices of colorful fruit – strawberry, persimmon, kiwi, etc. – for a beautiful presentation, or drizzle with caramel topping (slightly warmed) and sprinkle pieces of candied pecans. (You may have to level off the top before decorating). You can top with pie filling of your choice, too. However, it is just superb as is, without a topping.

Note:

A cheesecake is done when the edges are slightly puffed and the top is dry to the touch. The edges should look firm and may have some tiny cracks, which will disappear as the cheesecake cools. The center of the cake should move slightly when the pan is tapped, but it shouldn’t ripple as if liquid. Although cheesecake is soft when warm and freshly baked, it becomes firm as it cools and even firmer after being refrigerated.

Tip:

Run a knife gently around the rim of the springform pan, after removing the cake from the oven, to prevent it from deflating.

 

Variation:

Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and/or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the crust ingredients for more crunch and depth of flavor.

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  • Roch

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    I made this crumb mixture and its tons. Its about 1/2 the pan. In the picture the crust does not look so high. Is it suppose to be high?
    Posted by Rklit |May 17, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Hmmm. It shouldn't be so high. Is it a ten inch springform?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 17, 2018
    0
  • ahuva fischer

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    israeli cheese

    What consistency does it come out if you use quark cheese/gvina levana? is it watery?
    Posted by ahuvaFischer |May 16, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    HI Ahuva. If Brynie recommeded that type of cheese, i am sure it's going to be great.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 16, 2018
    0
  • Nechama

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    Substitution for graham crackers

    Hi, Your Crust calls for crushed graham cracker crumbs unfortunately where I live we cant buy them I am not sure what exactly they are. What can I substitute them with? Unfortunately I also cant buy already made shells. Actually is South Africa we cant buy many of the ingredients in your recipes but I am often able to substitute .
    Posted by Nech |May 12, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    HI Nechama from South Africa!!!! Shout out to my friend Chev in Johannesburg. (Yeah, I am a New Yorker, we think anyone from out of town must know the one person we are friends with from there. Making your crust using tea biscuits is a great option for this type of recipe. In general when you make your own crust, you can also try to use sandwich cookies. But in this recipe it might be too rich with the cheesecake, so save that type for a chocolate mousse pie recipe. Have a great Shabbos.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 12, 2017
    0
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  • Roch

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    I made this crumb mixture and its tons. Its about 1/2 the pan. In the picture the crust does not look so high. Is it suppose to be high?
    Posted by Rklit |May 17, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Hmmm. It shouldn't be so high. Is it a ten inch springform?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 17, 2018
    0
  • ahuva fischer

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    israeli cheese

    What consistency does it come out if you use quark cheese/gvina levana? is it watery?
    Posted by ahuvaFischer |May 16, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    HI Ahuva. If Brynie recommeded that type of cheese, i am sure it's going to be great.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 16, 2018
    0
  • Nechama

    Deluxe Cheesecake

    Substitution for graham crackers

    Hi, Your Crust calls for crushed graham cracker crumbs unfortunately where I live we cant buy them I am not sure what exactly they are. What can I substitute them with? Unfortunately I also cant buy already made shells. Actually is South Africa we cant buy many of the ingredients in your recipes but I am often able to substitute .
    Posted by Nech |May 12, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    HI Nechama from South Africa!!!! Shout out to my friend Chev in Johannesburg. (Yeah, I am a New Yorker, we think anyone from out of town must know the one person we are friends with from there. Making your crust using tea biscuits is a great option for this type of recipe. In general when you make your own crust, you can also try to use sandwich cookies. But in this recipe it might be too rich with the cheesecake, so save that type for a chocolate mousse pie recipe. Have a great Shabbos.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 12, 2017
    0

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