Strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake

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Ingredients/Components

  • whole fresh strawberries, hulled - 1 qt
  • ground pecans
  • graham cracker crumbs - 3/4 c
  • butter or margarine, melted - 3 Tbsp
  • 8 oz
  • eggs - 4 item
  • sugar
  • fresh lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • vanilla extract - 2 tsp
  • 16 oz
  • water
  • cornstarch - 2 Tbsp
  • jar strawberry jelly - 1 oz
  • red food coloring optional - 1 item
  • orange-flavored liqueur or lemon juice - 3 Tbsp

How to make strawberry cheesecake:

Crust:3/4 c. ground pecans3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted Filling:4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened4 eggs1 1/4 c. sugar1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice2 tsp. vanilla extract Topping:2 c. (16 oz.) sour cream1/4 c. sugar1 tsp. vanilla extract Strawberry Glaze:1/4 c. water2 Tbsp. cornstarch1 (12 oz.) jar strawberry jelly red food coloring (optional)3 Tbsp. orange-flavored liqueur or lemon juice Crust: Combine pecans, crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom of a 10-inch spring-form pan. Set aside.

For filling, beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Spoon over crust. Bake at 350° for about 50 minutes or until the filling is almost set. Remove from the oven and let stand 15 minutes, but leave oven on.

Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients; spread over cake and return to the hot oven for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate 24 hours.

Several hours before serving, prepare glaze: In a saucepan, combine water and cornstarch. Add jelly and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until jelly melts and mixture thickens. Remove from the heat; stir in food coloring, if desired, and liqueur. Cool to room temperature.

Just before serving, loosen and remove sides of pan. Arrange strawberries on top of cake with pointed ends up. Spoon glaze over berries, allowing some to drip down sides of cake. Yields 12 servings.


Recipe categories: Cheesecake, Desserts, Strawberry.

Rating:
Strawberry cheesecake
5
Average rating: 5 of 5, total votes: 3
Cook. Time: PT4H40M
Total Time: PT4H40M


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graham cracker crumbs, sugar, eggs, granulated sugar, salt
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