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Desserts

Fourth of July Cheesecake

Fourth of July Cheesecake recipe
photo by:kraft
White star cutouts make this Fourth of July Cheesecake stand out on the patriotic holiday dessert table. See for yourself why it gets five-star reviews!
time
prep:
20 min
total:
1 hr 20 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1-1/2
cups  graham cracker crumbs
1/2
cup  (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1/4
cup  granulated sugar
2
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2
cups  powdered sugar
1
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1
cup  strawberry jam, heated
1
pt.  (2 cups) blueberries

Make It

MIX crumbs, butter and granulated sugar. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish.

BEAT cream cheese and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

PRESS assorted sizes of star cookie cutters lightly into top of cheesecake. Drizzle jam over surface of remaining cheesecake; spread gently to completely cover area around the stars. Carefully remove cookie cutter. Arrange blueberries around edge of cheesecake. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

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How to Thaw COOL WHIP
Place unopened 8-oz. tub of COOL WHIP in the refrigerator for 4 hours. We DO NOT recommend thawing COOL WHIP Whipped Topping in the microwave.
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