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    Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

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    Katie'sMama's Note:

    My husband is in love with the vanilla bean cheesecake from TGI Fridays, so I was sent on a search to find a similar recipe. He says this is very good, and nearly the same as their recipe. One warning: He doesn't eat the crust, so I don't know if that is exactly the same as their recipe. This will take a lot of time to make, but is worth it.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9 in springform pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
    2. 2
      Mix the graham crackers with 1/4 C sugar.
    3. 3
      Add the egg yolk, 1/4 t. vanilla, and melted butter, in that order.
    4. 4
      Press mixture into the pan, and bake for 8 minutes (or until edges are slightly brown).
    5. 5
      Remove and let cool.
    6. 6
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    7. 7
      Combine cream cheese, sour cream, cornstarch, and 1 C sugar, mixing until sugar dissolves. Add butter, 1/2 t vanilla, and beans from one vanilla pod, blend until smooth. Spread on crust.
    8. 8
      Bake 30-35 minutes, cool 1 hour.
    9. 9
      In a cold mixing bowl, beat 1 C cream until soft peaks form. Add 2 T powdered sugar, and continue beating. Place in another bowl in fridge. Without washing first bowl, beat the 1/3 less fat cream cheese in it, until fluffy. Add the white chocolate, and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream from fridge; place back in fridge.
    10. 10
      In another cold bowl, beat 1 C whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add 1 T powdered sugar, and beans from one vanilla pod beating until stiff peaks form.
    11. 11
      Spread mousse evenly on top (cream cheese/white chocolate mixture). Refrigerate for an hour, then spread whipped cream on top. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 12, 2012


      This was divine. I skipped doing the mousse layer and just opted for the base, cake and chocolate/cheese layer and honestly, any more deliciousness and I might have exploded. This was a nice, easy recipe to follow and lovely results. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on January 02, 2012


      OMG! I LOVE TGIF's Vanilla Bean Cheesecake and this taste just like it! I followed the recipe (with the exception.... I used fat free sour cream and I didn't have the beans so I used a tsp of vanilla extract in place of) and it came out perfect! Awesome job coming up with this recipe Benny'sGirl!!!

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    • on December 25, 2011

      We are in LOVE with this cheesecake at TGIF and when I made it it was even better. Not a cheap cake to make but well worth the cost and time!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (2161 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 8633.4
    Calories from Fat 6513
    Total Fat 723.7 g
    Saturated Fat 434.3 g
    Cholesterol 2254.6 mg
    Sodium 5502.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 501.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 409.4 g
    Protein 71.0 g

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    vanilla pod

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