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The sides of my cheesecake when removed from pan appear to be very moist as well as my crust. How do i gix this?

I cooked the cheesecake at 400 degrees for an hour and then 350 degrees for 15 minutes in a water bath. It appears some water seeped into my springform. What should the sides of my cake appear like when the cake is cooked? Mine is wet...not running. It has maintained it's shape and still standing. Also, how do i fix a wet crust? This is urgent. Cake is for Thanksgiving.

asked by Alaina 12 months ago

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Suzanne D'Amato
Suzanne D'Amato

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added 12 months ago

You probably won't be able to make this crust perfectly crisp, but you can try blotting it gently with a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture. You also can slice off the crust and serve this as more of a cheese custard.

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Alaina
added 12 months ago

Thanks for responding, but I fear the cake is too wet to remove from the bottom of the springform pan to sit on top of papertowels. I can't place it back in the oven at a lower temperature to try to remove the moisture? Also, should the sides of my cake be extremely moist? Is it still cooked? When I took it out of the oven once cooled, it felt like I baked a regular cake and soaked it in a ton of rum. Now after several hours in the fridge, the sides are more solid and the bottom isn't dripping too much. However, in the photo below, the crust still seems moist.

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Suzanne D'Amato
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added 12 months ago

Unfortunately, baking it longer may result in a cheesecake that's more dry/less creamy than you'd like. In case it helps, here's another Hotline thread from 5 years ago on this exact topic! It has a couple of other suggestions you might find interesting...I hope it helps: https://food52.com/hotline...

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