Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup butter (melted)
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen sweetened strawberries (thawed)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup lemon juice
3 eggs

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press the mixture onto the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 2: In a blender combine strawberries and cornstarch. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Set aside 1/3 cup of the strawberry sauce, allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate the remaining sauce before serving.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk. Add lemon juice and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Drop half of the reserved strawberry mixture over the cream cheese mixture by ½ teaspoonfuls. Carefully spoon the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of that. Drop the remaining strawberry sauce by ½ teaspoonfuls over the top. With a knife cut through the top layer to swirl the strawberry sauce.
Step 4: Place into the oven and bake at 300 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. Serve the cheesecake with the left over strawberry sauce.

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