Can a delicious cheesecake be made without eggs? Without aquafava or seeds? Eggs are becoming more and more expensive but I'd rather not give up cheesecake, if I can help it.

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    Most ‘no-bake cheesecake’ recipes don’t require eggs. (Hopefully all, unless they’re using pasteurized eggs)
    – Joe
    Dec 21, 2022 at 2:40
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    @Joe, or if you're somewhere that has essentially eliminated salmonella in eggs, like much of Europe
    – Chris H
    Dec 21, 2022 at 11:38
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    @ChrisH: except raw eggs don't provide much of anything useful to a cheesecake. In other words, the reason a no-bake cheesecake doesn't include eggs is the same reason it doesn't include frozen peas or a can of sardines.
    – Marti
    Dec 21, 2022 at 16:03
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    @Marti, possibly true, though I could imagine some sort of cheesecake/mousse hybrid working quite nicely, unlike your other examples
    – Chris H
    Dec 21, 2022 at 16:15
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    A Hungarian proverb comes to mind, "if it's a goose, it should be a fat one": if you're going to splurge on something, might as well go all-out. If you want to make a cheesecake, make a proper cheesecake with eggs and sour cream and all the good stuff, and if eggs are expensive, maybe don't make it as often. (Or have oatmeal for breakfast instead of eggs.)
    – Marti
    Dec 27, 2022 at 19:27


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