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Simple and Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Updated on March 14, 2013
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4.1 stars from 13 ratings of Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

The second best dessert choice that I would choose after chocolate would be cheesecake. Not just any cheesecake, but strawberry cheesecake. I found that when I ate plain cheesecake that I didn't like it because it lacked flavor. After this happened, I decided to try different types of cheesecake until I came across strawberry cheesecake. The thing I like about strawberry cheesecake is the fact that the strawberry flavor really does compliment the graham cracker and the cream cheese. I haven't thought of a bettery combination than the strawberry flavor with the cheesecake. I hope everyone that reads this enjoys the recipe and really does take the time to bite into a delicious piece of strawberry cheesecake.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Serves 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 20 ounces frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 14 oz. (1 can) condensed milk, sweetened
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water, optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and butter into a bowl. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pan. Refigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven for 300 degrees.
  3. Place strawberries and cornstarch into a blender. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour strawberry sauce into a saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil. Boil and stir until sauce is thick and shiny for about 2 minutes. Put the 1/3 cup strawberry sauce aside; let cool. Cover and refigerate remaining sauce for serving.
  5. Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Slowly, beat in the condensed milk. Also, add the lemon juices, vanilla extract, and eggs until combined. Pour half of the creaam cheese mixture over the crust; put half of the reserved strawberry sauce by 1/2 teaspoonfuls on cream cheese layer. Carefully spoon the remainder of the cream cheese mixture over the sauce; drop remaing strawberry sauce by 1/2 teaspoons on top. Cut through top layer with a knife to swirl strawberry sauce.
  6. Bake in oven until the center is set for about 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of the pan to loosen. Let cool for another hour. Let strawberry cheesecake refigerate overnight. If the sauce is too thick, add the water, which is optional.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 459
Calories from Fat270
% Daily Value *
Fat 30 g46%
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 139 mg46%
Sodium 315 mg13%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @RNMSN haha and I agree that is a lot of love indeed. Thanks for commenting!

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      Barbara Bethard 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh boy!! one of my son's and his family favourite dessert :) my grandson told me once over the phone "I love you more than cheesecake"

      Now that is a lot of love dont you agree!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @ThelmaAlberts im glad you liked my article and thanks for the positive feedback

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love strawberry cheese cake. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared;-)

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @InsightfulTiger thanks for voting up and pinning, I really do appreciate it and I hope you try this recipe in the near future

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      You said "I hope everyone that reads this enjoys the recipe and really does take the time to bite into a delicious piece of strawberry cheesecake." Well, don't you worry because I will! This looks way too delicious! We just had the strawberry festival in town, and I have wanted to try a cheesecake recipe, and it will be my first cheesecake. Thank you for the kitchen inspiration. Voted up and pinned for use in the very... very near future!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Aufait thanks for rating and voting and yeah i see we are complete opposites i prefer strawberry over plain i would have never thought to add lemon juice and cinnamon to the cheesecake recipe thanks for the tip

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Looks so luscious! I love cheesecake and I'm just the opposite of you. I love it plain, but I've never made a cheesecake that didn't have great flavor. Lemon juice in the filling and cinnamon in the graham cracker crust make great flavor. I do love strawberry and or blueberry sauce on it sometimes, but for me plain is fine. This one of yours looks so scrumptious and pretty! It would be great for Easter!

      Almost forgot to tell you, voted up, and gave you 5 stars!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @SeafarerMama I feel that you should try this as soon as possible and thanks for finding my recipe yummy

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @aviannovice hmm I would have never thought of using honey before interesting thanks for the tip

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This sounds like a winner to me. I might use honey instead of white sugar, though.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

      This recipe sounds so yummy! So much is enhanced by adding strawberries, and cheesecake is at the top of my list.

      I will try this soon!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Gracle thanks for commenting and Im glad you liked my recipe

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      GracIe Leonhart 4 years ago from San Pedro, Laguna

      thanks torrilyn for your comment.. this is mouthwatering recipe !!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @pstraubie48 thanks for the comment well appreciated

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Please pass my slice. this sounds yummy.

      Angels are on the way :) ps

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @mhatter99 you are more than welcome and i feel the same as you do

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Cheesecake... Mmmm' Thank you

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @CareerMommy you are more than welcome and thanks for reading

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, this looks extraordinary! I love cheesecake and will definitely bookmark this recipe. Thanks for sharing it torrilyn!