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can the cheesecake be saved?

mimi0007 Oct 5, 2013 04:14 AM

I bake cheesecakes like every week for my sister, this week I used her largest springform pan. ( never used it before) in the water bath turns it had a leak big time! not only was the crust soggy but the cake itself was soooo wet and soggy that the lil piece that came off the pan( while i was scraping off the soggy crust) it even tasted waterdown.
I put it back in the springform without the water to bake again for another 30 minutes.....would it work?

  1. hotoynoodle Oct 6, 2013 12:01 PM

    if it tastes watered-down then toss it. no point throwing good money after bad.

    if it's edible? swirl into brownie batter and bake that off for cheesecake brownies.

    make a "pie" crust with either crushed cookies or pretzels and melted butter. (the pretzels will need some sugar too.) line a muffin tin with paper liners and press a layer of the crust into the bottom. spoon some of the cheesecake stuff into each one and bake off til set.

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      youareabunny Oct 6, 2013 09:24 AM

      Make cake

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      1. re: youareabunny
        sunshine842 Oct 6, 2013 09:26 AM

        how do you make cake from cheesecake filling?

        Serious question.

        1. re: sunshine842
          youareabunny Oct 6, 2013 10:03 AM

          Probably just swirl it in like cheesecake brownies. Or beat it in more homogenously

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        treb Oct 6, 2013 06:30 AM

        Got a hungry dog? You'll get more frustrated trying to save it. Get a new pan.

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        1. re: treb
          greygarious Oct 6, 2013 08:40 AM

          Want to kill your hungry dog? By all means, feed it cheesecake. Consumption of large amounts of fat at one time is a trigger for pancreatitis, which is very painful and will be deadly without intensive, prompt veterinary care.

          1. re: greygarious
            Miri1 Oct 6, 2013 09:13 AM

            Maybe cheesecake pops? You may need to add some cookie or cake crumbs, but it mght work. Hate the thought of throwing out cheesecake!

        2. babette feasts Oct 5, 2013 06:21 PM

          I wonder what would happen if you pureed it in a food processor then churned it in an ice cream machine. You might need to add a little more sugar or liquid, but it could be good.

          1. HillJ Oct 5, 2013 06:20 AM

            If you really want to try and salvage this there's only one options I've tried that worked out but it changed the dessert from a cheesecake to a custard cup.

            I scooped the mixture into ramekins and baked it slow and low until a firmer custard formed and then I covered each cup with whipped cream and a sprinkle of graham crumbs. The topping covered the less than perfect appearance but the custard tasted fine. It was better than throwing out the entire thing. But it wasn't cheesecake and it's not an ideal solution.

            Your call :)

            1. sunshine842 Oct 5, 2013 05:53 AM

              probably not...sorry.

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