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Is it possible to substitute 2 egg whites for one egg in cheesecake recipes? I would imagine a thickener of some type is necessary?
Making a healthy cheesecake is not an easy task. I spent countless hours in the test kitchen working on cheesecakes, and simply reducing the amount of eggs or egg yolks doesn't work very well.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.