"This topping is a luscious congealed coating over a layer of fresh stand-up strawberries."
cheesecake, cold and still in springform pan
1 1/2 cups
1 (3 ounce) boxes
( or raspberry)
( 26-30 depending on their size)
Rinse strawberries under cool water and let drain on paper towels, with paper towels over top of them also.
In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, add water and cook over medium heat until thick and clear.
Add strawberry gelatin and stir to dissolve. Set aside to cool down.
Meanwhile, cut tops off the strawberries and place cut side down onto cheesecake THAT IS STILL IN THE SPRINGFORM PAN. Start in center and spiral out to edges. (Note: If you have a store bought cheesecake, you can carefully wrap parchment paper then plastic wrap around it to create a 'wall' above the cheesecake to hold the gel in til firmed up).
When gelatin has cooled to almost room temperature, gently pour it over the strawberries, being sure to cover the entire top of strawberries and cake. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.
Loosen cake with a knife between the cake and the pan. unlock the pan (or carefully peel off the plastic wrap and parchment paper).
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Jelled Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake (cont.)