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We were having a discussion at work, and I was surprised at the vehemence with which some people hated cheesecake for dessert (the dessert kind of cheesecake and not the old fashioned sexy sort of cheesecake).  And most people who didn't like it especially didn't like any sort of fruit toppings on it.

It's not always my favorite dessert, but I find it rather tasty  especially on a summer day. And I like it with some fresh berries as well, but not overloaded with a processed , too sweet sauce.

So how about you?  Do you like it, find it meh or hate it with the power of a 1,000 suns?

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6 minutes ago, Kirby said:

I was surprised at the vehemence with which some people hated cheesecake for dessert.  And most people who didn't like it, especially didn't like any sort of fruit toppings on it.

These people are seriously flawed.  They may even be slightly deranged.  You should avoid them as much as possible.

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11 minutes ago, Kirby said:

(the dessert kind of cheesecake and not the old fashioned sexy sort of cheesecake)

This is a great example of how to preempt and reduce the proliferation of pathetic parodies.  :)

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They sell, or used to sell, an incredibly creamy and delicious 12" diameter "NY cheesecake" at Costco that I won't buy for myself or I'll eat it all in a few days.

When I or someone else brings one to a party, it's always a big hit.

I like cheesecake without toppings if it's good and creamy, but strawberries work for me, too, as does the swirled, chocolate cheesecake.

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26 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

If there are choices, cheesecake is almost always last on my list.  Still ahead of chocolate though.  I really dislike chocolate desserts.

This is pretty much me, cheesecake is on the 'meh' side.  Berries enhance it, because cheesecake needs whatever help it can get.  I never get chocolate desserts if I can help it, but do like chocolate chip cookies if they aren't too chocolately.  When I make them for RO, I use at least half milk chocolate chips so they don't taste too overchocolated.

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There are things  I like better but my dad loves a ricotta cheesecake.

I am, however, a fan, once a year, of the pumpkin cheesecake.  I make it with gingersnaps instead of graham crackers in the crust.

ngredients

CRUST
  • 3/4 cup cinnamon-flavored graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Vegetable cooking spray
FILLING
  • 4 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
TOPPING
  • 1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Step 1

    Prepare Crust: Preheat oven to 325°. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Press mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use.

  • Step 2

    Prepare Crust: Preheat oven to 325°. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Press mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use.

  • Step 3

    Process pumpkin in a food processor 1 to 2 minutes or until very smooth. Stir together lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree; reserve remaining pumpkin puree. Add pumpkin-lemon juice mixture to cream cheese mixture, and beat at low speed just until blended; pour into prepared crust.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 325° for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until center of cheesecake jiggles. (Prepare Topping during last 10 minutes of bake time.)

  • Step 5

    Prepare Topping: Stir together sour cream and 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar; reserve 1/3 cup sour cream-sugar mixture. Stir together remaining sour cream mixture, pinch of pumpkin pie spice, and reserved pumpkin puree.

  • Step 6

    Remove cheesecake from oven. Gently spread sour cream-pumpkin mixture over cheesecake. Dollop with reserved 1/3 cup sour cream-sugar mixture; gently swirl with a knife.

  • Step 7

    Remove cheesecake from oven. Gently spread sour cream-pumpkin mixture over cheesecake. Dollop with reserved 1/3 cup sour cream-sugar mixture; gently swirl with a knife.

  • Step 8

    How to Make a Leaf Garnish: Cut refrigerated piecrusts into decorative shapes using seasonal cookie cutters. Arrange cutouts in a single layer on a baking sheet; score dough with the tip of a paring knife to create designs, if desired. Bake dough according to package directions until golden and done. Remove cutouts to a wire rack; cool and decorate as desired.

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4 minutes ago, Tizeye said:

I like cheesecake...but not at the Cheesecake Factory. With its high ceiling and hard walls, it is an echo chamber that ruins the entire experience.

Agreed

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31 minutes ago, Tizeye said:

I like cheesecake...but not at the Cheesecake Factory. With its high ceiling and hard walls, it is an echo chamber that ruins the entire experience.

I agree but when you have a group with varying tastes or dietary needs, it can be an easy place to go. 

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Some of you are wrong and some of you are very wrong.  RR is right.

There are few things better that comes on a plate with a fork than cheesecake.

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1 hour ago, Road Runner said:

He has very strong opinions on food and people who eat food.  :D

People who don't Ike cheesecake are demented,  tortured souls. Cheesecake is the pie of the cake world.  Cherry cheesecake,  strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, lemon chiffon.......

Time to revisit the cheesecake of the month clubs. You know, a man starting something as simple as a cheesecake of the week could be on easy street. :nodhead:

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25 minutes ago, AirwickWithCheese said:

Blackberry cheesecake is the official cheesecake of King bikeman564 Cycling.  

 

9 minutes ago, AirwickWithCheese said:

Raspberry cheesecake is the official backup cheesecake of King bikeman564 Cycling.  

Can they be co-official cheesecakes?  I'd be hard pressed to pick which deserves primary position more. Both seem worthy.

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2 minutes ago, AirwickWithCheese said:

No. 

This was King bikeman564 's decree and his decision only. I am unsure where he placed lemon chiffon but believe it's just after banana pudding.   (Non-cheesecake)

SNAP!!! Definitely don't want to run afoul of the monarchy, so I support the decision!

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5 hours ago, Kirby said:

We were having a discussion at work, and I was surprised at the vehemence with which some people hated cheesecake for dessert (the dessert kind of cheesecake and not the old fashioned sexy sort of cheesecake).  And most people who didn't like it especially didn't like any sort of fruit toppings on it.

It's not always my favorite dessert, but I find it rather tasty  especially on a summer day. And I like it with some fresh berries as well, but not overloaded with a processed , too sweet sauce.

So how about you?  Do you like it, find it meh or hate it with the power of a 1,000 suns?

Your coworkers are nutjobs.  

Cheese

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2 hours ago, Road Runner said:

He has very strong opinions on food and people who eat food.  :D

He is not "Airwick with Cheesecake", so he has no jurisdiction on this topic.

1 hour ago, 12string said:

Is cheesecake actually even "cake"?

No.  I don't know that I would call it pie, either, although that is much closer to reality than cake.  

This is a tricky thing when you get down to it.

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