Chad's Cheesecake (7 inch Springform)

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Garrison Wayne

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@TheOrganizedChef

My friend Chad and I briefly had a little side line business baking cheesecakes. It wasn't very lucrative, but our cheesecake recipe was loved by all. The cost of a good cheesecake does not make it very profitable on a small scale, so we stopped baking them. This recipe is a scaled down version from the 11 inch cheesecake we used to bake. If you have never baked one in a water bath before, you will find that that is the only way for a perfectly creamy result. If you have had cracks in your cheesecake before, you probably didn't bake in a water bath. This is a wonderful dessert. Serves 10.

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Serves:
10
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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3 box
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c
4 % cottage cheese
1/3 c
sour cream
3 large
eggs
3/4 c
sugar
3/8 tsp
kosher salt
3 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, melted

How to Make Chad's Cheesecake (7 inch Springform)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Bring some water to boil for a water bath (bain marie). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Butter a 7 inch springform pan. Wrap the pan in 2 layers of heavy duty foil. Scrunch foil down to not exceed the height of the springform pan. Select a square or rectangular baker that the springform pan will fit in. Place a non colored tea towel to lay flat on the bottom of the baking pan. Place prepared springform pan on top of the tea towel.
  • 3Now prepare the batter, by placing all the ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth and completely blended. Scrape down sides several times.
  • 4Pour batter in prepared springform pan. Pour the boiling water in the lower baking pan to come half way up the springform pan.
  • 5Carefully place in pre-heated oven (350 degrees). Bake for 45 minutes. Reduce heat to 275 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes. Turn off oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven, without opening the door for 2 more hours.
  • 6Remove cake from oven. Remove the cake from the water bath. Sit on counter for 1 hour to cool further.
  • 7Place in the fridge to cool uncovered for 1 hour, then cover with a dome or inverted pan.
  • 8Refrigerate overnight before unmolding and serving. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.

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