The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant is famous for their delicious one of a kind cheesecakes. They are selling online on their website for anywhere from $25 to $50. Why not make your favorite at home for a lot less. Read on to find out how to make these restaurant copycat recipes in your kitchen. The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant has some very creative items on the menu some of their most popular are their signature pasta dishes. Read on to find out how to make your favorite entrees at home.
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup ground pecans if you have them
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 vanilla beans
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together the crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and ground pecans if you have them. Add the butter and mix well. Press evenly into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Add the sugar a few tablespoons at a time and then the flour and vanilla extract. Add the eggs and heavy cream, beating on low speed until it is all combined.
Split open vanilla beans and scrape out the seeds and guts inside the bean. Add to batter. Save split beans to garnish the top of the cheesecake. Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the middle of the oven until set - about 55 to 70 minutes; the center should be slightly soft. Remove from the oven, loosen the outer ring and let cool in the pan. Refrigerate the cake for about 6 hours, then remove the outer ring. Top with the vanilla beans and a sprig of green such as a peppermint leaf.