Cheesecake in Your Crock Pot

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Karen McCall

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@Karen62

I've never made a cheesecake before; I always thought it sounded complicated. I'm a pretty picky cheesecake eater, I hate it to be dried out, and I don't want the cheesey part to be too thick. I like a bit of crust in every bite.

My daughter-in-law asked quite a while ago if I thought cheesecake could be made in the crockpot, and at the time I honestly didn't know.

Now, I know! Yes! You can totally make cheesecake in the crock pot, and you should.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a different way to bake a cheesecake! I love to try out different crock pot recipes and this one did not disappoint me. The cheesecake was so creamy and delicious! With our crock pot, I did need to cook this for about 2.5 hours to get it to the consistency Karen describes, but every crock pot is different. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • CRUST

  • 1 c
    graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • FILLING

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    good vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour

How to Make Cheesecake in Your Crock Pot

Step-by-Step

  1. Find a heat-resistant dish that will fit into your crock pot for the cheesecake. You are going to create a bain marie, or water bath. I used a 1.5 qt Corning Ware dish and it fit nicely into 6qt oval. I tried a round cake pan in a 4 qt round, and that fit too. But I opted for my 6qt, because I'm more comfortable with how it heats.
  2. In a plastic zipper bag, beat the crackers into crumbs with a rolling pin. Put a cup of the crumbs into a medium bowl, and add melted butter and brown sugar. Stir until it's wet and crumby. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the dish you are going to use.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the cheese, sugar, eggs, flour, cream, and vanilla with a hand-mixer. Unless you have one of those fancy Kitchen Aids. Then use that. Pour the cheese mixture on top of the crust. Lick the bowl.
  4. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water to the bottom of your crock pot. Lower the dish inside, being careful to not slosh water into your cheesecake.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours. Check after 1 hour, just in case. The cheesecake is done when the edges are no longer shiny and have set. Touch lightly to see that you don't get a bunch of stuff on your finger---then you know it's done. My cheesecake wasn't perfectly set in the middle, but I unplugged the crockpot anyhow.
  6. I cooked it for exactly 2 hours. Let the cheesecake sit in the cooling crockpot for an hour, before removing and transferring to the refrigerator. Chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before cutting and serving.

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About Cheesecake in Your Crock Pot

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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