{TWD} A Scrumptious Cheesecake to End the Year!

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What a great way to end the year! A perfectly simple cheesecake. This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was a Tall and Creamy Cheesecake: A Basic. Cheesecake is always a big hit in my house and P was counting down the days until I made it. Apparently there are some people out there who hate cheesecake, but no such thing exists in my family. :P

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Thanks to Anne of AnneStrawberry for choosing this wonderful treat. You can get the recipe from her blog or from the book: Baking…From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

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I made a few changes. Instead of the traditional graham cracker crust I used Marias, a cookie with vanilla flavoring, and added shredded coconut to it. I can’t seem to get out of the tropical state of mind. :P

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I didn’t make any changes to the cheesecake batter. The recipe gave us the option of using heavy cream, sour cream, or a combination of both. I used only heavy cream because that’s what I had at home and didn’t have to buy another ingredient.

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I don’t have 9-inch springform pan and unlike my usual self I did not feel like running to the store for one. I used my 8-inch pan and had enough to fill my mini-springform pan with crust and a ramekin without the crust.

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The cheesecake was pure decadence. It definitely was tall and creamy. I loved it!

(I apologize for the pictures this week–I was a bit rushed and didn’t have time to ‘pose’ my cake. :P )

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30 thoughts on “{TWD} A Scrumptious Cheesecake to End the Year!

  1. The coconut sounds like a wonderful addition to the crust. I’m still waiting to taste mine (must wait for the guests!) so I’m salivating over everyone else’s and loving to read all these great reviews.

  2. Gorgeous innards picture! My family is a cheesecake loving family too. How could anyone not like cheesecake? They are obviously crazy! haha
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  3. Your cheesecake looks terrific, rushed or not. =) I still want some mini springform pans My 7, 8, 9 and 10 inch pans just aren’t enough. =)

  4. “Strike A Pose” ah shucks! We are all successes for baking this time of year and getting a photo up. Yea! So glad you liked it and I get the tropical frame of mind. I take it you had a wonderful trip. So awesome. Stay in the moment. Happy 2009 Pinkstripes

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