Posted 8/7/2010 12:02:50 AM
I absolutely LOVE this cheesecake and have made it at least 6 times now. It has an eggnog taste and I think that it's perfect for the holidays. If you have never made a cheesecake before, let me tell you= It takes time and patience! Dont forget about the time it takes to soften the cream cheese too. I did try making this sugarfree once using Splenda, since my hubby is diabetic, but it was TERRIBLE. I always bake my cheesecakes on the middle rack of the oven and place a 13x9 metal pan, with about 1 inch of water in it, on the bottom rack below the cheesecake and DO NOT open the oven door while baking. Be sure to follow steps 3 & 4 completely. I also line the bottom of my springform w/parchment paper so that the crust doesn't stick the the bottom of my pan. (just pop the bottom out, cover with paper and pop back in- tear away the extra paper around the outside) This recipe will be one that I hand down to my daughter.