Tried this today and was very disappointed with the results. I was hoping for a true cake-like quality in terms of texture, but this was more like a cottage cheese texture. I'm sure I followed the directions properly.
This is how I like my cheesecake. It is not a smooth amazing cheesecake, it's a simple easy to make and still very enjoyable to eat cheesecake. The texture is a little bit dryer and crumblier than some of the really smooth ones. But just a little. I didn't try the toppings. I love my can full of cherry pie filling.