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! You will never use another trick with this how to prepare a cheesecake water bath tutorial!
Dish Count :: Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 1 Spring form Pan
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 (affiliate link) wrapping skills. And the results – totally foolproof.
No more meltdowns.
Learn this fool proof way to create a cheesecake water bath without it leaking once and for all!
Yes, step one – get a spring form pan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 7 (or something) – Wrap it again with another sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
Fold, wrap, crimp under the edges of the pan.
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!!
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Great info…pinning for future reference! I need it. Love when I find tried and true tips. Thank you!
This is my go-to method! I cannot bake cheesecakes any other way but there is nothing worse than water leaking into the pan. Now, don’t be like me and fill the pan with the cheesecake batter and realize you forgot to wrap the pan in foil!!! It makes the task much more difficult 🙂
Great tutorial! Sharing.
Such a great tutorial! Nothing makes me sadder than a ruined cheesecake, I know your pain!! Can’t wait to give this a try!
I love your tip about the heavy duty foil! I was always taught to wrap the bottom and then wrap the sides and I literally HATE the method I use! haha I’m going to have to invest in some of the heavy duty foil next time!
You are so smart! Love these tutorials especially because I am so baking challenged!
I just use a turkey oven roasting bag. Just cut the bag down so it’s not tall and put your cheesecake inside. Put it n your water bath as usual. I joke that it’s my springform condom. The bag can even be reused several times.
So, so smart!! That’s a nifty way to do it!
This is such great info and tips! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to use these next time I make cheesecake!
Thanks for the tutorial! I really don’t need to have a meltdown either!
Ok so I’ve tried everything
1st I used heavy duty foil and it leaked
2nd I used 2 layers of heavy duty foil and it leaked
3rd I used 2 oven bags and it leaked they were brand new just out of the box so now what do I do
I don’t understand why I can’t get this right. I am an experienced cook but just haven’t mastered this cray cheesecake leaking issue. The cheesecakes r beautiful but I keep getting water leaking into my pan and every protection I try for it. I’m totally stumped.
I don’t use foil anymore……I use crock pot liners & a twist tie. They never fail !!