Kitchn reader kdblya mentioned this fun recipe and technique found over at Woman's Day. It involves baking a cheesecake, pan and all, inside your slow cooker.
It doesn't take any less time than more traditional methods, but it does help keep your oven off and your kitchen cool. Also, you may need to make the cheesecake in two batches, since the slow cooker may only hold part of a recipe. But a cheesecake mix will keep in the fridge, and you can make a second batch of cheesecake (possibly for the freezer?) after the first one has finished setting.
• Get the full recipe and tutorial: Slow-Cooker Monday: Sour Cream Cheesecake from Kim Walker at Woman's Day
Have you ever tried this method of making cheesecake?
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