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Making a cheesecake now that calls for 4 extra large eggs. Should I put in 5 large eggs or will 4 large eggs be fine? All I have here is large eggs. Thanks, Rich

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  1. I think you should just use 4 eggs. I don't think the difference in size between large and extra large is as large as 1/4, which is what it would need to be to justify another whole egg. You might add an extra egg white.

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    1. re: jlafler

      Thank you!

    2. Last time I had this issue while baking a cheesecake, I just used 4 eggs and an extra white. My recipe calls for whipping the egg whites separately and then folding that into the yolk/sugar/cream cheese. It came out great.

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