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Baking a Pumpkin Cheesecake in a bad oven

Agordo | Nov 17, 2009 07:57 PM

I love to cook but Im afraid Im not much of a baker. Unfortunately I shot my mouth off last week and told my friends that I will be [trying to bake] a pumpkin cheescake with a maple bourbon glaze for our annual Thanksgiving get-together.
I live in China and I do not have a proper oven. It is large enough for a 9 or 10 inch springform but it is not that tall. It is one of those stand-alone electric ovens one can buy in any appliance store for around $75. It does not keep a very good constant temperature and it can be drafty by the oven door (and hot in the back).
Any tips on trying to make this cheescake in that oven? Lower temperature- longer time? Rotating the cake a few times? I was thinking of adding a few sheets of tin foil over the cake to dissipate the heat from the (close) heating elements.

Tips are appreciated as is a great pumpkin-cheescake recipe! I have not settled on any particular recipe yet.



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