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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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Satyne May 12, 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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1mississippiqueen January 02, 2012

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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clz1425 December 25, 2011

This is an amazing recipe. Since I have to eat gluten-free, I can't eat Friday's Vanilla Bean Cheesecake anymore. I make this with GF cookies, graham crackers, or almond flour instead of regular graham crackers. It's AMAZING. My only issue was with the 1/2 cup (one whole stick) of butter for the crust. I don't know if it's because almond flour and/or GF cookies naturally have more oil in them, but the crust had waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much butter. I had to cook it for 3x as long as the recipe says to get the extra moisture out each time I made this.

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StLouisCeliac April 23, 2011

Wow, I ate TGIFridays version last night and made this version today for my hubby for a Father's day treat and to my amazement, It was soooo close to there's but better so... Thanks Bennygirl for submitting this recipe.

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Tammac69 June 19, 2010

I love the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake at Friday's. Had to try this recipe and it was awesome & very close. Time consuming yes, but well worth the time!

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shannonlamp June 17, 2010

This is the most AWESOME cheesecake ever. I was skeptical when it only had to bake for 35 min, but it worked! When it cooled it set. It was jiggly when I took it out of the oven. I omitted the whipped cream on top of the mousse and it was good anyway. YUMMY!

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spikel20 December 07, 2009

Wow! After having this in my cookbook for over a year, I finally made this cheesecake. Oh My Gosh! The most amazing thing in the wolrd! Out of this world! It was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed doing it. It was great! Awesome awesome awesome!

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young n' fun December 02, 2009

This recipe is horrible....way too much butter, and cheesecake never set.

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BluesB4U November 08, 2009

I also couldn't find vanilla beans anywhere, so I just substituted it with a tsp of vanilla extract. I doubled the recipe and made it on Valentines Day. Had some after dinner with my boyfriend and shared some with my family. I even brought a slice to my best girlfriends! Everyone loved it- thanks for sharing!

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CinderSarah February 16, 2009
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake