You see strawberry-topped cheesecake everywhere: on magazine covers, in the bake shop, on the restaurant dessert cart. Ours is a classic for a reason!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
3 egg s
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen strawberries, thawed
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press firmly into bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Set aside. Increase oven temperature to 350°F if using a silver pan (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick pan).
Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest and juice with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust. Bake 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan.
Drain strawberries, reserving liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 1/2 cup. Mix cornstarch and reserved liquid in medium saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Cool. Stir in strawberries; spoon over cooled cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Enjoy a serving of this classic cheesecake on occasion.
Use Your Microwave
Mix cornstarch and reserved strawberry liquid in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring after each minute. Cool. Continue as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.