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Old 12/13/06, 06:25 PM
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cheesecake - cream cheese substitute?

Can I substitute all the cream cheese with neufchatel in a baked chocolate cheesecake?
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Old 12/13/06, 06:39 PM
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Old 12/13/06, 10:01 PM
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Absolutely- have done it dozens of times. No difference taste or texture, just calories. Another cream cheese substitute which has worked fine (but I've only done it a few times for a recipe calling for this directly) is strained yoghurt- drained in a cheese cloth lined fine colander overnight or longer.
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Old 12/14/06, 08:58 AM
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Thanks ladies! The yogurt sounds yummy, too!
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Old 12/14/06, 09:07 AM
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Soft, unflavored goat cheese makes a great sub for cream cheese in a cheesecake. It's all I use anymore, and always get rave reviews.

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Old 12/14/06, 09:59 AM
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ricotta works too. In fact I just made a cheesecake with 2 cups ricotta to one 8 oz bar of creamcheese. Lovely dense texture.
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