How To Tuesday :: How to Prepare a Cheesecake Water Bath

Don’t let a leaky spring form pan get your down!! This is a surefire way to seal your pans tightly for the perfect cheesecake!

Dish Count :: Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 1 Spring form Pan

Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

It’s truth time – I can’t count on one hand the number of times that I have tried the dreaded water bath for a cheesecake, and had it fail. And then melted down over it. Like a toddler who lost their stuffed animal. Utter, mascara dripping meltdown. Not pretty. So I basically stuck with no-bake cheesecakes for the last five years. It was just better that way. Until now.  Uou know you have true friends, when they show you how they perfected their spring form wrapping skills. And the results – totally foolproof.

No more meltdowns.

Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

Yes, step one – get a spring form pan.

Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

Step 2 – Obtain Heavy Duty Foil. It’s just better, and less meltdown-prone that way. Get the heavy duty foil at the store and don’t risk foil tear.

Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

Step 3 – Tear off a very LARGE square of the aluminum foil, that is about four inches larger on each side than your spring form pan. Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

Step 5 – Set your spring form pan on top of the foil, and wrap the foil around the pan and crinkle it just under the edges of the spring form pan. Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

Crimp it nice and tight, being careful not to pull the foil too hard and risk tearing it. It’s heavy duty, not made of kryptonite. Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

See? Perfection.

Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

Step 7 (or something) – Wrap it again with another sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.

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Fold, wrap, crimp under the edges of the pan.

Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

And you’re done!! That’s IT!! I’ve tried wrapping the base of the spring form, then wrapping the whole pan it self. I mean, I’ve tried every configuration under the sun, and I cheaped out not using heavy duty foil. Don’t be a cheap sweeney, and do it this way. You’re now ready for a water bath cheesecake. And I can tell you, from what you will see in tomorrow’s recipe… a water bath is REALLY where it’s at!! Never let a leaky spring form pan get you down!! Here is the trick for a perfectly sealed Cheesecake pan! - www.countrycleaver.com #howto

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