I made this exactly like the recipe, it turned out looking beautiful. ( I did however put it in a pan of hot water doubleing the tin foil around the cheesecake pan, and baked it that way. Everyone's tastes is different, our daughter loved it, however my husband and I did not care for it much! It was good, but I will probably not make it again! I have made some with less fat than this one, that we liked much better. Ellie Krieger has one that we really like and I probably will make that one again and again!