Classic Strawberry Cheesecake

A creamy cheesecake recipe that’s delicious and easy to pull together!

Classic Strawberry Cheesecake

 

Serves: 16

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 2 (4-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of half a lemon

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Mix graham crumbs, 3 Tablespoons sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

  3. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Add lemon zest and mix. Pour over crust.

  4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Serve with stawberry glaze (recipe below)

Strawberry Glaze:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar

 Directions:

  1. Add strawberries to medium saucepan. Add water and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thick and clear. Cool room temperature.  Place atop chilled cheesecake. Pour glaze over. Chill 2 hours.

Yummy!

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