This is the perfect cheesecake for a small gathering. It makes one loaf-sized cheesecake that can be cut into 5 classic triangular slices (or up to 10 strips if you’re not feeling fancy). I rarely make cheesecake, not because I don’t love it — I’m obsessed — but because I can’t have a cheesecake hanging around.
And the beauty of this cheesecake recipe is that it’s small!! It creates half of a cheesecake so you aren’t haunted with the delicious leftovers (that keep really well in the fridge).
It’s easy to make, has that perfectly smooth texture that cheesecake should have, and it’s absolutely delicious. If you like a classic cheesecake, stick with the graham cracker crust; for a twist, crush up shortbread cookies or oreo cookies. And as always, top with whatever your heart desires. Maybe a fruit coulis? A drizzle of caramel? Fresh seasonal fruit slices? A lemon curd? I personally love my cheesecake pure and plain but the choice is yours!