The water bath is so cumbersome, and I'd like to avoid it, but not at the expense of the cheesecake.
Sent by Ariel
Editor: Ariel, we have made cheesecake without using a water bath, but we can't speak to this recipe directly. Readers, what are your experiences in using (and leaving off) the water bath when baking a cheesecake?
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