How-to Make a Pastry Crust for Cheesecakes

Prepare crust according to recipe directions. Remove the bottom from a springform pan. Pat about half of the dough onto the bottom of a springform pan. Or, if recipe directs, roll out half of dough, then place on bottom of pan and trim to fit. Bake as directed.

Cool completely. Attach sides of pan and grease sides. Pat remaining dough 1-1/2-in. up the sides of the pan and press onto the bottom crust along the sides of the pan.