I usually bake a 10" New York style cheese cake. cheese cakes. On my 10", I bake it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, shut off the oven but leave the cake in for another hour before removing. I now want to use the same recipe and make a few 4.5" cheese cakes. How do I convert the baking time for these smaller ones?
Here's a recipe for four 4.5" cheesecakes that should be exactly what you need. I haven't used the recipe myself but it certainly seems reasonable:
The crust is cooked for 7 minutes at 300F and the while cheesecake is cooked for 40-45 minutes at 300F.
I suggest testing it after half the time for the full size. A good way to check is to inset a thin skewer into the cake, if it comes out gooey, it is not finished, so try again after ~ 10 minutes.