Somewhere between zero and twenty pounds of cream cheese...
March 28, 2011 8:17 PM Subscribe
[Cheesecake Filter] I'm hoping to take my first shot at making cheesecake from scratch for my future inlaws this weekend. I've been looking at recipes and things are getting confusing…
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
So, I've found a number of recipes, calling for 2
, and 6
packages (8oz) of cream cheese. I also got a pre-made pie crust that calls for only one package of cream cheese. Some recipes call for sour cream, some don't. A little variability in quantities or ingredients is totally normal, but I find it difficult to believe that recipes that call for 0.5 pounds of cream cheese will produce a similar dish to those calling for 3 pounds.
Ideally, I'd like to just buy the pie crust and make the filling from scratch. How much cream cheese do I use? Is sour cream a good idea? What is your favorite recipe for NY style deliciousness? Any other disasters I'm likely to encounter?
Also, is it possible to make cheesecake if I didn't have a spring pan (particularly with a pre-made crust)? Are they easily available at big box stores for cheap otherwise?