TGI Fridays Copycat Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

TGI Fridays Copycat Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

The Vanilla Bean Cheesecake dessert at TGI Fridays can be made at home with this copycat Vanilla Bean Cheesecake recipes.
1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla beans, from one pod
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces white chocolate baking squares, melted
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Beans from one vanilla pod

Crush the graham crackers. Mix in the sugar.
Add the egg yolk and vanilla; stir in the melted butter.
Line a spring-form pan with non-stick foil.
Press graham crackers into the pan.
Bake at 375ยบ for eight minutes or until slightly brown.
Remove and let cool.

Combine cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and corn starch, mix until the sugar is dissolved.
Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Do not over mix.
Bake at 350F 30 to 35 minutes.
Cool one hour.

White Chocolate Mousse:
In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form.
Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
Put this in a bowl in the fridge.
Using same mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese in it, until fluffy.
Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth.
Fold in the whipped cream.

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream:
In cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Gradually add powdered sugar; add vanilla beans, beat until stiff peaks form.
Spread the mousse on top of cooled cheesecake.
Refrigerate whipped cream for a hour then spread on top of cheesecake.
Refrigerate several hours before serving.



  1. The directions don't specify how much of an ingredient to use. For example, recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar but doesn't specify how much of that goes into the different parts of the recipe...same with the sugar...which amount is used where?

    1. Phillip sorry for not being more clear. The 1/4 cup sugar goes in crust, 1 cup sugar goes in cheesecake and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar into white chocolate mousse and 2 tablespoons into vanilla bean whipped cream. Let me know if you need anything else!