Whip up the classic cheesecake right at home.
Cheesecake is one of those delights that I forget about until it's presented to me. At home, I'll make pies or cookies, but if a friend brings over a cheesecake for a dinner party, or I see it as an option on the dessert menu, I remember just how delicious it is to be presented with a cake that is majority cheese. The undisputed king of the form among chain resturants is, of course, the Cheesecake Factory, where you can order more than 30 varieties of the classic cheesecake.
But if you don't happen to live near a Cheesecake Factory, or you simply aren't looking to leave your house (understandable), you can still have Cheesecake Factory-level cheesecake without having it shipped in a complicated way. This clever copycat recipe from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 is a great way to have all the creamy, rich, delicious cheesecake you want from the comfort of your kitchen.
The secret here is the small amount of cinnamon in the crust, as well as the addition of sour cream into the cheesecake mixture and in the topping. The slight sour bite of the cream contrasts nicely with the richness of the egg yolks and the cream cheese, and the hint of cinnamon elevates the cracker crust into something a little more fragrant.
Get the recipe for Cheesecake Factory copycat cheesecake here.