Total Time
4hrs 40mins
Prep 3 hrs 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Very good recipe....My 12 year old daughter said to send her a piece, since I have not made it in a while

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Crust: stir together graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
  2. Mix in butter thoroughly and press into a 9" springform pan.
  3. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Cool Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees Filling: beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl.
  5. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  6. Add lemon peel and vanilla Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into shell.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until center is firm.
  8. Cool to room temperature and then spread with the strawberry glaze. Chill 3 hours.
  9. Glaze: blend sugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan.
  10. Stir in water and strawberries.
  11. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils.
  12. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Cool thoroughly before spreading over cheesecake.
Most Helpful

5 5

I forgot to review this the first time I made it. This is really good. It was the second cheesecake I attempted and everyone raved about it. I love the lemony taste to cheesecake. It gives it a the flavor great depth. Only change I made was to add a tbs more butter to the crust. Thanks!

5 5

An excellent ending to our Christmas dinner. Strawberries seemed to be the theme, so I went with this "Happy Ending" dessert and it was great! Thanks!

5 5

This was my first attempt at cheesecake and it turned out fantastic! My family went strawberry picking so the the strawberries were so fresh and juicy. Unfortunately, there was a crack in my cheesecake but it was covered up by the glaze. Easy to follow instructions. I'll try using a hot water bath next time to avoid cracking.