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

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!

sbera007 April 23, 2010

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!

KCHomeCook January 02, 2009

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.

CharmingOpal May 04, 2008

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