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Is cheesecake a cake or a pie?

  1. hpedneau profile image74
    hpedneauposted 5 years ago

    Is cheesecake a cake or a pie?

  2. Volitans profile image82
    Volitansposted 5 years ago

    Cheesecake is cheesecake!

    If forced to choose, it's much closer to a pie than to a cake. Unlike a cake, which is fairly homogenous, cheesecake contains a distinct crust and filling. It's baked like a pie and served like a pie.

    1. Insane Mundane profile image60
      Insane Mundaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's also the way I look at it.  I suppose they call it cheesecake because it sounds better than cheesepie; ha!

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I agree that cheesecake is more like a pie. It is often poured into a graham cracker pie crust but is traditionally made in a springmold w/o a crust at all. No matter how you slice it (usually in a wedge) it is rich and delicious!

  4. Dexter Yarbrough profile image82
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 5 years ago

    Cheesecake has the consistency of a pie. The name sure can cause confusion. Similar to hamburger, which is usually made of beef or turkey and not "ham."