Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

  • Linz2001um Posted: 06/22/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I thought this was good and my guests liked it but I wish it had a stronger vanilla taste. Also- I had no idea how ridiculously expensive vanilla bean is ($10.69 at my local store!!). I don't know if I'll make this again for that reason alone!

  • almeyer1010 Posted: 05/01/09
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    I have made this recipe on two occasions. The first time I brought it to a friends dinner party. It was so decadent - no one believed it was light. The second time I made it just for my family and it was perfect again. This recipe is a keeper!

  • MonicaMN Posted: 01/10/09
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    Wow. I just made this for fun not expecting it to taste so great. I had no vanilla beans, so skipped and it was still great. I served it to guests the next day and they didn't believe it was light. Thanks! I found it just as good as the full fat/calorie version.

  • GailFromIrvine Posted: 02/21/09
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    I was craving cheesecake with less fat and this did the trick. The stores near me only had non-fat cream cheese in tubs, so I increased the flour by 1/2 tablespoon. Increased the sugar by 1/2 cup. Added grated lemon zest from 1/2 lemon. I think the cheesecake would be excellent with strawberries. Think Carnegie Deli New York, but way better for you. Enjoy!

  • sarate Posted: 09/17/10
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    I've never made a better cheesecake, low fat or otherwise. The texture was creamy perfection - silky, substantial, and, as my guests put it, DECADENT. Use the bain marie water bath method for spot-on baking (look it up - I tried it for the first time with this recipe, and it's worth it!). I don't think I'll ever have need for another cheesecake recipe ever again, honestly!

  • 1CouplesKitchen Posted: 02/27/12
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    We loved this recipe! I actually used the cheesecake recipe from this and used a blueberry topping recipe from Martha Stewart because a guest of mine specifically asked for blueberry. This cheesecake is very creamy and you don't feel like you are getting "cheated" because of a lower calorie/fat recipe. Check out our full review with pics here:


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