Is Cheesecake a pie or cake?

Chef's answer
Generally cheesecakes are cylindrical, 4-6? tall or more, have a baked custard center, and a crumb crust. ... So, in short, a cheesecake is a pie. It can also be a cake, but it can't not be a pie..
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Baking Cheesecake Avoid overbaking! This is the most common culprit of cracking. When the cheesecake is done, there will still be a 2-inch to 3-inch wobbly spot in the center of the cheesecake. Also, the edges will be slightly puffed.
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