How to Bake a Cheesecake in a Small Glass Pan

By Gail Marie

When you want smaller servings of cheesecake, bake the cake in a small glass pan. This allows you to cut the dessert into square or rectangular bars instead of into pie slices. Use any cheesecake recipe you wish; however, you may need to divide the cheesecake batter between two small glass pans.

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Slice of cheesecake

Step 1

Preheat the oven but reduce the baking temperature called for in your recipe by 25 degrees, as glass conducts the heat differently than metal.

Step 2

Grease your small glass pan with Crisco or a baking spray.

Step 3

Follow the directions provided in your recipe.

Step 4

Check the doneness of your cheesecake by taking the cake's internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer; it should read around 160 to 165 degrees. You can also stick a knife in the middle of the cake--if the knife comes out clean, the cake is done.

Step 5

Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before cutting it into bars.