I didn't actually get to eat any of this cheesecake. I made it as a gift for my co-worker (the one who says she can't cook) for Christmas Eve. I've made cheesecake before but it's always an intensive process. There are a lot of steps involved that aren't hard but that take a lot of time, mostly waiting. I made this cheesecake last Tuesday night so I could take it to her on Wednesday. Well I didn't even start it until I got home from my Tuesday night knitting group, so it was almost 10:00PM before I even got it in the oven. Then it had to cook for 1.5 hours and then cool and it took forever. And I was exhausted by the time it was done. My Springform pan wasn't as tall as the recipe called for but I went with it anyway. Again, actually putting the ingredients together isn't difficult it's just the waiting that's hard (especially when it's late and all you want to do is go to sleep).
The cheesecake turned out well, although the top did crack and it wasn't a picture perfect looking cheesecake. Even though it wouldn't have won any beauty contests the recipient said it was delicious and she and her family enjoyed it. My husband has already requested I make another one for us but this time I'll be making it before 9:00PM at night.
The cheesecake recipe was chosen by Anne of AnneStrawberry, go read her blog, it's full of great recipes! Thanks again Anne!