What's the difference between cheesecake and cheese pie?

Chef's answer
As nouns the difference between cheesecake and cheesepie is that cheesecake is (countable|and|uncountable) a pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs and milk on a crunchy base while cheesepie is a cheesecake, especially one which has pie-like characteristics.
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3. The cheesecakes are pre-made and frozen. They're made in a central, corporate-run kitchen and then frozen to be shipped to locations all over. "They take about an hour to two to defrost," one Redditor explained.11 Feb 2017
But it's less possible to bake an excellent cheesecake without one. Big, showstopper cheesecakes baked without a water bath are more likely to overbake, which will give them a curdled texture, cracks in the surface, and lopsided tops.Jun 25, 2019
Whereas a baked cheesecake has eggs in the recipe, then the cheesecake is baked in a water bath, then it chills in the fridge. The textures of these two cheesecakes are totally different. The no-bake version is a lot softer and almost mousse-like. Both are absolutely delicious.Jan 7, 2020
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.May 24, 2014
Both, the mascarpone for the creamy texture and the philly for the cheesecakey flavour, though it doesn't have to be philly, supermarket soft cheese works just as well.Sep 13, 2013
With a minor change in appearance, any pastry that is a crumb crust filled with custard and baked, in my mind, is a pie. The addition of cream cheese is no more a disqualifier than the addition of bourbon would be. 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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