Strawberry Cheesecake

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Who: Calhoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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Strawberry Cheesecake


  • 1-1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter or margarine melted
  • 2-10 oz. pkg frozen, sweetened strawberries thawed
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 3-8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese softened
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 3 eggs


  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9” springform pan. Refrigerate for 30 min.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries and corn starch; cover and process until smooth.
  • Pour into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Set aside 1/3 cup of strawberry sauce; cool. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce for serving.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in milk. Add lemon juice; mix well. Add eggs, beat on low just until combined.
  • Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over crust. Drop half of the reserved strawberry mixture by 1/2 teaspoons into cream cheese layer. Carefully spoon remaining cream cheese mixture over sauce.
  • Drop remaining strawberry sauce by 1/2 teaspoons on top. With a knife, cut through top layer only to swirl strawberry sauce.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 min. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool one hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove side of pan.
  • Thin chilled strawberry sauce with water if desired; serve with cheesecake. Store in refrigerator.