Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe for a crustless cheesecake came from the 11/8/05 issue of Family Circle Magazine. I have developed allergies to wheat and soy so this is perfect for those with these allergies. You won't miss the crust and I found this to be the best cheesecake I have eaten....dietary restrictions or not. Enjoy!
- 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (I used regular butter not unsalted and it was fine)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 6 eggs
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 10 inch springform pan with cooking spray (I am allergic to soy so I use an olive oil pump). Wrap the outside of the springform pan with aluminum foil so there will be no water seepage into the cake.
- In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, then cornstarch, butter, cream and eggs, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared pan and place pan filled with 1" of water.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown. When done place on a wire rack to cool.
- Once it has cooled (this is about 3 hours) remove the side of the springform pan, cover and put in refridgerator. Whatever you do don't be tempted to cut it until it is completely cooled or it will collapse and run. Be patient it is worth the wait.
- This can be made up to 4 days ahead of time if need be and it is supposed to freeze well but we didn't have any morsels left to freeze.
I made this recipe for the first time when it came out in Family Circle magazine. We all loved it! I shared it with my colleagues at work and they all raved. I made it a few more times after that, turning out perfectly each time. I moved to a different country a little while later and lost the recipe and now I'm so glad I have found it again! I'm making it today and my whole family is so excited. Thanks!
I've made this cheesecake about 8 times --- I love it. It's not 'gourmet' but it is a 'family' pleaser --- even for those who don't usually like cheesecake. It is 'sweeter' and 'less cheezy.' I have had success every time I have made it --- if you can follow a recipe you can make this cheesecake! Good luck!
This cheesecake isn't the worst we've had, but it certainly isn't the best either. For starters, this recipe makes too much batter for just one 10 in. cheesecake. I put some overflow batter into a smaller container and it still rose very high and spilled over (creating an unpleasant smell in the house). Putting a cookie sheet under the pan will keep the spills from dripping onto the oven. Concerning the taste, this is not Cheesecake Factory quality. It's rather bland. We won't be using this recipe again. Finally, the final presentation of this cheesecake isn't exactly pretty. It's not a cheesecake you'd want to put on your holiday table.