Quick Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

My mom never did much baking, but there were a couple of recipes she would bust out from time to time. This kitschy, crustless (!), and completely addictive cheesecake was one of them. It’s my earliest memory of dessert—which is saying a lot, given my sweet tooth—and a perennial favorite.


For the cheesecake

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese,* at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room tempera


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch ceramic or glass pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large