Making Cheesecake in Advance

Updated: Jun. 19, 2007


Cool and creamy cheesecakes are a rich, filling dessert that feed a crowd. So, usually no other dessert is needed. Best of all, cheesecakes can be made in advance, meaning there’s one less thing to do on the day you’re entertaining. Cheesecakes can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. For even more convenience, bake a cheesecake weeks in advance and freeze it! Here’s how:Place a whole cheesecake or individual slices on a baking sheet; freeze until firm. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.Defrost whole cheesecakes in the refrigerator overnight.Individual pieces can be defrosted in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.