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. 😛
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.
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. 😛
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.
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.
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. 😛 )
Your cheesecake looks fabulous, rushed pictures or not! I really loved this recipe!
Beautiful job! I love those biscuits – so tasty with a smear of dulce de leche, mmm…
I agree with you: this was amazing, I will definetely be making it again. Your pics look great!
Mmmm! Coconut in the crust must’ve tasted fantastic!!!
Oh yours looks just fabulous. I can’t wait to taste mine. It’s still cooling in the refrigerator!! Great job on yours.
How does one pose a cheesecake? Just kidding – it looks awesome and we really liked it in our house too!
Happy New Year!
I simply love cheesecake. this one is very tall and sounds light like a cloud:)
LOL I am not a cheesecake hater I just dont care much for it in the non chocolate form!
Yours turned out great.
That looks perfect! I’m glad it was a hit. I don’t know how people could hate cheesecake haha. Have a happy new year!
Yum!! Looks delicious!
Those pictures look fabulous, it looks exceptionally tall and creamy. Great job!
Tall and creamy for sure. Great job!
Those Marias are adorable and that cheesecake of yours sounds very good.
Mmmm…it looks terrific! I finally got to taste this tonight and it was so good. My family loved it, too. Definite repeater!
That is a good-looker! Yum! Great job.
Happy New Year!
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.
I also used my 8″! Oooh, coconut cheesecake . . love the tropical touch!
Happy New Year!
Your cheesecake looks awesome!
Gorgeous innards picture! My family is a cheesecake loving family too. How could anyone not like cheesecake? They are obviously crazy! haha
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It looks great! I bet your crust was delish!
I think it looks fantastic – definitely doesn’t need “posing”!
Your cheesecake looks fabulous! And I really don’t believe there are people out there who don’t like cheesecake – it just can’t be!
yum, it looks gorgeous! so nice and creamy 🙂
happy new year!
Your cake is fabulous! It looks as light as air. The base of maria cookies is one I would like to try.
Ooooh, you’re came out so nice! I like the batter-in-pans shot. Like the promise of good things to come.
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. =)
Wasn’t this delicious??? YUM!!
Your cheesecake does look scrumptious indeed. Mine is almost gone, but still a few pieces in the freezer. Yum!
I too am shocked there are cheesecake-haters out there, but I think this one would turn them around! Nice job.
“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