Fresh Strawberry Topped Cheesecake

Bake this delicious cheesecake dessert - topped with fresh strawberries.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 11 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 55 cookies)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
3
eggs
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla

Strawberry Topping

1
quart fresh strawberries, sliced in half lengthwise (3 cups)
1/2
cup glaze for strawberries (from 13.5 oz container)
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Wrap outside of 9-inch springform pan with foil to prevent leaking. Spray inside bottom and side of pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press crust mixture on bottom and 1 inch up sides of pan. Bake crust 6 to 8 minutes or until set.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. On low, beat in whipping cream, flour and vanilla until smooth. Pour over crust.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
  • 4 Just before serving, run metal spatula around edge of pan; carefully remove foil and side of pan. In medium bowl, mix together strawberries and glaze. Arrange strawberries on top of cheesecake.

Expert Tips

If using frozen strawberries, allow strawberries to thaw and come to room temperature before making cheesecake.

When making any cheesecake, be sure to have the cream cheese, eggs and other ingredients at room temperature.

Use full-fat cream cheese for the best flavor and texture. Reduced-fat varieties will result in a softer, more watery cheesecake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.