TGI Fridays Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

"I have not been able to try this yet but will update when i do... this is the ONLY dessert i will get at TGI Friday's!!!!!!! There are lots of ingredients... but i am sure it will be well worth the time!!!!"
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins
1 cake




  • CRUST:Crush the graham crackers. Mix in the sugar. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, then stir in the melted butter. Line a springform pan with non-stick foil. Press graham crackers into the pan. Bake at 375º for 8 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool.
  • CHEESECAKE: Combine cream cheese, sour cream, corn starch and sugar, mix until sugar is dissolved. Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Don’t overmix.
  • Bake at 350F 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 1 hour.
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Put this in a bowl in the fridge. Don’t wash your mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese in it, until fluffy. Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • VANILLA BEAN WHIPPED CREAM In cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar and then vanilla beans, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • After the cheesecake has cooled spread the mousse evenly on top. Refrigerate for about an hour then spread the whipped cream on top. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. jmgibbys
    What is the best size pan to use?
  2. Tianna E.
    What size doing form pan?! ????


  1. daprasti
    I made this recipe last Christmas, and it was fabulous. It's a bit labor intensive, but it's worth the effort. It tastes just like TGIFriday's. The only thing I might do differently is increase the white chocolate by 1 or 2 ounces for the mousse. Whatever you do, don't omit the vanilla beans...they are crucial for the flavor. I would also recommend making it one day in advance to allow the vanilla beans more time to infuse flavor. I thought it tasted even better the next day after making it. I'm going to make it for Thanksgiving this year.
  2. Savannahmit
    Oh my gosh! This is to die for. I made this cheese cake because I love it at tgifridays. I was a little intimidated by the instructions and all the ingredients but it was actually easy. Do not substitute the vanilla bean. Also, I thought it was much better after 24 hours in fridge.
  3. c_ditata
    I made this for my friend who loves TGI Fridays cheesecake and she said it was exactly the same...we all loved it!
  4. blukan
    Excellente, very rich and delicious.


  1. daprasti
    Increase the white chocolate by 1 ounce for the mousse. Also, buy good quality white chocolate if you can.


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