Sunday, December 28, 2008

TWD- Tall and Creamy Cheesecake



This weeks TWD recipe was chosen by Anne of Anne Strawberry, one of my favorite food bloggers.  She chose tall and creamy cheesecake.  

At the end of most of her recipes, Dorie gives suggestions about altering the recipe.  This cheesecake has a TON of suggestions.  One of my favorite desserts of all time is key lime cheesecake with chocolate crust.  Since I made this for a Christmas party, I made regular cheesecake on a chocolate crust, since I think some people make not like lime....

I really liked this recipe.  It was relatively easy and VERY delicious.  The only not-so-fun part was the long cooking then propping the door open time following by cooling to room temperature and then refrigerating for several hours.  It's not a quick thing to make, but it's very worth the time it takes.

17 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your cheesecake looks great. It thought about using lime too, but decided against it b/c I didn't have any limes at home and didn't want to run to the store again.

Engineer Baker said...

How wonderfully tall! I was irritated by the long cooking / cooling time too. Luckily, it was worth it :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cheesecake looks beautiful and was definately worth the long wait! Many years ago I made a key lime cheesecake with a strawberry butter topping. The flavors were amazing! I'm going to dig out that recipe and combine it with Dorie's. Yum!

Peggy said...

Your cheesecake looks perfect. Lime sounds wonderful! Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

It looks beautiful! I bet it was the hit of the Christmas party. Your key lime version sounds great too. I loved the recipe as written so much that I might have a hard time branching out. I agree that this isn't something that you can just whip up - there's a lot of waiting time involved!

Anne said...

That looks perfect. I'd love to try the lime version. I bet it was the hit of a party. Happy new year Amanda!

Karen said...

I think I want to try a chocolate crust the next time I make this. Looks good!

What's for Supper? said...

YUM! Yours looks so good. I really enjoyed this recipe.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

You got so much height on this cheesecake! Looks scrumptious.

Maria said...

Nice job on the cheesecake!

rainbowbrown said...

I can't wait to try some of the variations. Yours looks great!

TeaLady said...

It was easy, wasn't it. And delicious. Yours looks wonderful.

kim said...

it looks so yummy! it was definitely not a quick recipe, so i didn't have time to make it. glad you enjoyed it w/ the chocolate crust :)

Melissa said...

I thought the key lime with chocolate crust sounded fabulous, but my husband insisted I make it plain. I'll try that way next time. It looks delicious!

AmyRuth said...

Your cheesecake really looks good and I like the idea of a chocolate crust with lime. So glad everyone liked it. I always think of one of those throw it in the oven and "forget it" kind of projects when it takes a while. You can always go off and do other projects.
Nice and tall too.
AmyRuth

mangomissives said...

Very nice looking cheesecake. I was contemplating adding some citrus to mine, but ended up going with the basic recipe.

n.o.e said...

Love the way yours looks with that sassy chocolate crust! The timing becomes a factor when you start cooking at 10 or 11 at night (without adequately reading the recipe first). Just saying.
Lime sounds great to me. I added just a dab of lemon (imperceptible really) to approximate the New York cheesecake flavor.
Nancy