No ImageHow to Quickly Soften Cream Cheese for Cheesecake

  1. Lynda M Anderson

    Since I plan in advance, (check cabinets and refrigerator for necessary ingredients, (& I never seem to have unsalted butter on hand…) I take all of my cold ingredients, i.e. … butter, eggs, sour cream and such, out of the fridge and place them on the counter in the baking dish, the night before. They are always ready and at room temperature!

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  2. Tam

    Take the cream cheese slice in 1/2 lengthwise. Arrange on a plate in a circle, microwave for 1/2 minute and check every 1/2 minute.

  3. violet

    i unwrap my cream cheese and place it in a bowl and place a place on top to seal the bowl, it usually softens quick but i also now use the aldi brand cream cheese which is a lot nicer to eat as well as easier to cook with than phily

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  4. Norman

    I’ve always microwaved. I’ve done so at least 20 times and never melted anything. It works great and is super easy and fast.

  5. Kay

    I place my cream cheese, still unwrapped, in another clear plastic storage bag, usually one that has a zip lock, in a bowl of very warm water. No leaks and warms up quickly. Butter softens quickly at about 10 to 15 sec. in the microwave full power.

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