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    Do you have a good Cheese Cake Recipe?

    Years back I was a server in a good restaurant that had a pastry chef who made the best Cheese Cake I had ever tasted.
    I love good cheesecake. But after trying just about every cheesecake I have come across in stores and bakeries, nothing has come close to the cheesecake I remembered.

    I will try to describe it how I remember it (20+ years ago)
    The cheesecake was rich, but not overly sweet.
    Texture was almost crumbly.
    Almost a crust, but not different, was same as rest of cheesecake.
    Light golden brown coloring.
    I hope I am making sense.

    I was hoping for a recipe that would produce a cheesecake similar to what I remember.
    Then I could say I was going to make cheesecakes for gifts, but then eat them myself instead.
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    Not sure if it meets your criteria, but I really like this one, with or without the cranberry topping.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...l-Topping-2618

    -AJ

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    It looks good, but what I had in mind is more like a traditional NY cheesecake without an added crust.
    I remember it being taller than a normal cheesecake and just a slight crumble when you would get a piece with your fork.
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    Sounds a lot like an Italian cheesecake. Ricotta based for the crumble, baked in a springform pan with no crust. I don't have a recipe for one, but there are a lot out there if you do a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Sounds a lot like an Italian cheesecake. Ricotta based for the crumble, baked in a springform pan with no crust. I don't have a recipe for one, but there are a lot out there if you do a search.
    I would bet you are right.
    Now I think I can narrow down my search a bit.
    Thank You Lucretia
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    I just did a quick search and found a recipe for a Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake.
    That looks and sounds like what I was looking for.
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    Hope it comes out as good as you remember. If not, you'll just have to keep trying different recipes till you find one. Suffer, suffer!

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    I cooked my first ever cheesecake last night.
    It was easier and turned out better than I had expected.

    The recipe I used was for a traditional Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake.
    The texture was just like I was hoping for.
    It wasn't overly sweet but still rich.
    Pretty darn close to what I was remembering.

    I was going to take a photo this morning but there were thieves in the night.
    I will wait a couple days and then try another recipe.
    I am not much for the flavored ones, but who knows what I will come across.
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    Recipe link? My wife's not a NY cheesecake fan, but is sorta ok w/ ricotta-based. Me? I like 'em all, but I'm not really supposed to hang around them because I seem to lack a self-restraint gene So if I can come up with one she likes I may be able to make one every now and then
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    This is the recipe I used.
    Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake
    Bear in mind that it is lighter and not as sweet as most cheesecakes.

    I thought it would be really good with a sweeter topping.
    Thought I would make something with some raspberries I had in the freezer.
    But......when I went home for lunch most of the cheesecake was already gone.
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