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Although some cheesecakes are made with ricotta, we prefer cream cheese for its smooth texture and luxurious taste. Cream cheese is itself an American classic, invented in the nineteenth century by a dairy farmer in upstate New York.

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  • tracyclancy
    22 NOV, 2010
    What is the temperature the oven should set to, to back the cake? The cookie crust is supposed to be baked at 350 but the recipe doesn't indicate the temperature to bake the cake at. Does anyone know?
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  • tracyclancy
    22 NOV, 2010
    What is the temperature the oven should set to, to back the cake? The cookie crust is supposed to be baked at 350 but the recipe doesn't indicate the temperature to bake the cake at. Does anyone know?
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  • MS12206034
    7 AUG, 2010
    I love this recipe. It is so good. Thanks for the tip on the cracking QueenFrostine. This has been a problem for me too. FYI there is a Martha Stewart blooper video featuring this cheesecake on you tube if anyone wants to see it.
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  • QueenFrostine
    13 OCT, 2008
    Cracking can usually be prevented if you put a pan of hot/boiling water into the oven along with the cheesecake. I hope it works for you!
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  • ulki
    6 OCT, 2008
    It's true. It surely is the best cream cheesecake ever. As the cream cheese cookie crust dough is enough for 2 cakes I prepared 2!! Both cakes tasted superb the only problem I had was that they both cracked even though I baked them at 325 degrees and put the silpat underneath. Does anybody know the secret trick how I could have prevented the cracking? But anyway, everybody was still delighted and loved them.
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  • StarP
    4 OCT, 2008
    This is the best. My family will not let me fix my old cheesecake any more. My Grandson asked for this cheesecake for his birthday cake he turns 14 tomarow. I had to come back to get the recipe again. I think someone took mine. So watch it girls thay will take this one right out from under your nose it is so good.
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  • savoyworld
    2 OCT, 2008
    This was a great segment on "Whatever Martha". Had to find the recipe as soon as I saw it. Love the show.
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  • 24ktop
    30 SEP, 2008
    As soon as my blood sugar comes back down, and my pants fit again, I'm going to add a comment that says "THIS IS THE BEST CHEESECAKE, EVER!!!"
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  • jwisewoman
    17 MAR, 2008
    This recipe is to die for! It is absolutely fabulous!
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  • maryphilomena
    19 FEB, 2008
    GREAT.........
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