Picture this: You go to bake a cheesecake, you get out all of your ingredients, preheat your oven, prepare your crust...and then you go into your cabinet to get your spring-form pan and to your shock it is not there! What are you going to do? Call your friends and family to see who you lent it to, call your neighbors to see if they have one you can borrow...but, to no avail! You have no spring-form pan and your ingredients are still waiting for you.
No worries, I have a solution for you! There is more than one way to bake a cheesecake.
Check your pantry for 2 pre-made graham cracker crusts and ditch the homemade crust. If you score, you can use those in the place of a spring-form pan. Lessen bake time by 10 minutes.
Bake your cheesecake in a 9x13 glass baking dish. Bake for the length of time your recipe calls for.
Use your homemade graham crust and bake your cheesecake like a pie in 2, 8 or 9 inch glass pie dishes. Reduce bake time by 10 minutes.
Run to Walmart and purchase a new pan :)
Try Walmart in Brier Creek Shopping Center in Raleigh, NC.
See cheesecake recipes within this article.