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Turtle Cheesecake Tips
Do you have to bake turtle cheesecake in a water bath?
We recommend baking every cheesecake in a water bath
, even if the recipe doesn't call for it. A water bath is simply a pan of hot water that you place in the oven. It helps more delicate bakes like cheesecakes
to bake more evenly, and helps prevent them from drying out. Just make sure that you use hot water!
Can you make a different type of crust for turtle cheesecake?
Yes! There's no shortage of crust options you can use to make turtle cheesecake. Try making a crust out of crushed graham crackers, Biscoff cookies, Nilla wafers or shortbread cookies instead. Pull inspiration from other turtle recipes
with plenty of chocolate, caramel and pecans.
How do you prevent cracks in the cheesecake?
There are a few things you can do to prevent cracked cheesecake
. Always grease your pan (even if it's nonstick) in order to stop any cheesecake from sticking to the edge and pulling as it contracts, creating a gash. Also, don't overbeat your eggs: doing so puts extra air into the filling, which can then create cracks on the top. Cracks can also occur when the top of the cake bakes too quickly. In order to prevent this, keep your cheesecake on the middle rack of the oven.
How do you know when the turtle cheesecake is done?
To check if your turtle cheesecake is done, try the wobble test! This involves giving the pan a gentle but firm rap with a spoon to see if it wobbles. An underbaked cheesecake will ripple and jiggle noticeably. The key to a perfect cheesecake is a subtle wiggle—not a sloshy jiggle. Learn more about how to tell if cheesecake is done
to master this turtle cheesecake recipe. —Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor
1 piece (calculated without additional caramel topping): 664 calories, 46g fat (25g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.