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Nov 24, 2010 07:52 AM

Question Re: pumpkin cheesecake? remove from pan before refridgerating?

Hi everyone, I just made my first pumpkin cheesecake and it's cooling. I have read that I should refridgerate for at least a few hours (it will be overnight, it's for tomorrow)

when refridgerating do i remove it from the springform? I did run a knife around the edges already.


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  1. I keep my cheecakes in the springform until ready to serve. That way the edges don't get ruined before serving. It's also easier to cover a cheesecake if it's in the pan.

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      For me, I completely cooled the cheesecake and then took it out of the pan and onto the serving plate. Then I put it into the fridge overnight. It will hold together don't worry.

      -Latin Lovin' Eatin' Grubbin'

    2. I remove from the pan to a plate and cool it well, then gently but thoroughly cover to keep out. I prefer to cool it for a short time in the fridge before covering so the cover doesn't collect moisture and condensation. I don't leave it in the pan because condensation can build up between the pan sides and the cheesecake and that creates an environment that can make them soggy. They're supposed to be refrigerated so they firm up and added moisture will interfere with that phase.