Strawberry Cheesecake

"Very good recipe....My 12 year old daughter said to send her a piece, since I have not made it in a while"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
4hrs 40mins




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. This was wonderful! I served it for my Dad's 72 birthday party, and he was asking for seconds before I had finished giving the first slice to everyone! There is a subtle lemon flavor to the filling, everyone commented favorably on. I wasn't sure how the glaze would turn out, since it really isn't strawberry season yet, but it was very good, even with less than perfectly ripe berries. I did have to use my immersion blender on the glaze, since the berries were too hard to mash. I will definately make again.
  5. My daughter and I made this as part of our Easter dinner. I made the graham crust exactly as posted. I substituted Splenda in the filling. It turned out fine. The cheesecake was the proper texture and was simply delicious! I did not try the glaze with Splenda but went with a no sugar added cherry pie filling. Thanks for a very yummy cheesecake recipe!


  1. Not only was this a georgeous presentation with very clear cut and easy to follow directions but the cake was FABULOUS! Will definately make again. Wish I could give it more stars. My husband is a strawberry cheesecake conniosour and nearly cried when he ate it. I don't even like cheesecake and I'm ready for my second piece!<br/><br/>I replaced graham crackers with petit bueres ground with cinnamon added and added more butter to the crust. Used the rind of one small letmon, which was about 1/2 teaspoon less than called for and baked in a water bath at exactly the temperatures listed... Absolutely no cracking. FANTASTIC! Thank you!
  2. I made this recipe exactly as written except I used frozen raspberrys (thawed) in the glaze instead of strawberries. It turned out fantastic and so easy. My husband and I relished every bite! I will definitly be making this again, when we need a cheesecake in the house!
  3. Great recipe! I almost didn't ask company if they wanted seconds cause I wanted to keep all leftovers for myself! I used 23-24oz of cream cheese, and added the juice of one lemon. I baked it with a hot water bath (I had no cracks). I also substituted cherries for strawberries and it still turned out wonderful. Thank you MUCHLY! :D



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