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pie pan - spring form pan?

Im making a pumpkin cheese cake, and this recipie calls for a spring form pan...

my question is, do i need to go buy a spring form pan? or can i use my pie pan?

thanks!

Link to recipe: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PumpkinCheesecake.html

 
ToriBabe1221

Asked by ToriBabe1221 at 10:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Food & Drink

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Answers (6)
  • A springform pan would give you a deep cheesecake with straight up sides that you can remove from the pan.
    You can use your pie pan in a pinch, but I think you'd probably have to use two. I'd suggest a cake pan instead and watch the baking closely since it would take less time. You could look up recipes for baking cheesecakes in other kinds of pans.
    But really, you'd like use a springform pan more than this once so it would be a good investment and give you an elegant result.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • If it is a deep pie pan you can use it, or if it is just a regular pie pan size you will want to use 2 pans as the spring form pan recipe will be enough to fill 2 regular size pie pans. The spring form pans allows you to take the pie OUT of the pan and display it on a nice serving plate.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 10:44 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • thank you!!
    ToriBabe1221

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 10:54 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Your pie pan wouldn't work for this very well. You wouldn't fit all the filling in one pie pan and you'd have to guess at the timing, which can be tricky. A large cake round would be better, but you'd still have difficulty getting the cheesecake out without wrecking the appearance. A springform pan is really a good investment if you make cheesecakes with any kind of frequency...and by frequency I mean more than once a decade :)

    A springform pan is in two parts. The bottom is a lipped disc shape, which is where the crust will go. The other part is a ring that has a clasp that allows it to be loosened, so that, once the cheesecake is done and completely cooled, you can release the clasp and remove the ring. Then just set the pan bottom on your serving plate.

    Springform pans are also good for things like charlottes.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 3:53 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • Depends on how you want it to look. You can bake it in the pie pan, but you will have to serve it directly from the pan. The spring form pan allows you to transfer the cheesecake to a serving plate and then you can decorate it to make it look really fancy.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:05 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • thank you everyone, i bought a spring form pan!!
    ToriBabe1221

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 1:45 PM on Nov. 21, 2008