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Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
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Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

6 Hours 40 Minutes
30 Min Prep
6 Hr 40 Min Cook
Watch our video to learn how to make Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake! This strawberry cream cheese shortcake is fruity, creamy and delicious!
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
24 square shortbread cookie s, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 cups strawberries, divided
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, divided
5 drops red food coloring
3 egg s
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
13 soft ladyfinger s, spilt, halved crosswise
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 min.; cool.
3
Blend 2 cups strawberries and 1 Tbsp. sugar in blender until smooth. (You should have about 1 cup strawberry purée.)
4
Beat 3 pkg. cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add strawberry purée and food coloring; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
5
Bake 45 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake; cool cheesecake completely.
6
Beat remaining cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the remaining sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Reserve 2/3 cup cream cheese mixture; spread remaining over top of cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake and reserved cream cheese mixture (separately) 4 hours.
7
Remove rim of pan just before serving cheesecake. Spread reserved cream cheese mixture around side of cheesecake. Press ladyfinger halves, flat sides down and rounded sides out, into cream cheese mixture as shown in photo. Slice remaining strawberries; toss with remaining sugar. Spoon over cheesecake.
Kitchen Tips
Healthy Living
Save 60 calories and 7g of fat, including 5g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
Note
Soft ladyfingers can vary in width. Depending on the size ladyfingers you purchase, you may need to adjust the number of ladyfingers needed to cover the side of the cheesecake.
Special Extra
Substitute vanilla bean paste for the vanilla extract.
Nutrition
Calories
420
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
36%
Saturated Fat 17g
85%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 165mg
55%
Sodium 310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
13%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 27g
54%
Protein 7g
14%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
6%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
16 servings
* 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.
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