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Cheesecake With Wisconsin Les Frères Cheese



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1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
4 tbsp. butter, melted
20 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
10 oz. Wisconsin Crave Brother’s Les Freres cheese, rind removed and at room temperature
1 lb. sugar
1 vanilla bean
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


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    Cheesecake: Heat oven to 300°F. Lightly grease 8 individual cheesecake pans. In small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter; press evenly into bottoms of pans. Set pans on squares of heavy duty foil; bring foil snuggly up around pans. Set pans in baking pan or roaster. Set aside. Bring kettle of water to a boil.
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    Meanwhile, combine two cheeses, sugar and seeds from vanilla bean in large mixing bowl. With paddle attachment, mix until creamed; scrape bowl. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed until batter is smooth. Mix in cream on low speed. Pour batter over crust in pans. Pour boiling water into baking pan, around pans, to a depth of 1 1/2". Place in oven. Bake for about 65 minutes or until cheesecakes are golden on top. Centers will jiggle slightly, but will set when cool.
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    Final Preparation: Remove cheesecakes from water bath; remove foil. Place on cooling rack; cool 1 hour. Cover loosely and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled. To serve, run knife around outside edge of cheesecakes; remove outside ring.

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