Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries Recipe

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A delicious easy to make cheesecake topped with a sauce made from fresh strawberries. This is just one of the many summer fresh strawberry recipes you will find on our site. In All About Strawberries, learn how to prepare and use your fresh berries.
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Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (sleeve) graham crackers - crushed
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese - softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 lemon - grated
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel - shredded
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries - sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
Container: 9x13 pan
Directions
PREP
30 mins
COOK
45 mins
READY IN
1.25 hrs
CRUST:
  • Mix together ingredients and press in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
FILLING:
  • Beat ingredients until all are fluffy and whipped.
  • Pour over the baked crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until the center is set. The cake may crack a little on the surface.
  • Cool completely.
TOPPING:
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Pour on top of the cheesecake.
  • Bake at 400° for 5 minutes.
  • Cool for 6-8 hours or overnight.
SAUCE:
  • Cut the berries into slices. Measure 1 cup of strawberry slices and set them aside.
  • Mash the remaining berries using a potato masher. Mash enough berries to produce approximately 2 cups.
  • Pour the strawberries into a medium saucepan; add the sugar, water, and cornstarch.
  • Cook over medium heat until it thickens. Allow the sauce to boil for 1 minute. Stir continually throughout cooking time.
  • After the sauce has boiled for 1 minute add the remaining strawberry slices. Stir gently until the slices are evenly distributed.
  • Cool completely.
  • Pour over cheesecake and serve.
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