can the cheesecake be saved?
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?
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 :)
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.
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.