Razzle-Dazzle Berry Cheesecake

Dazzle guests with a crowd-sized cheesecake bursting with swirls of ruby red fruit.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs
1
container (8 oz) sour cream
1
can (21 oz) strawberry pie filling
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Wrap outside bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan with foil to prevent leaking. In small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in butter. Press firmly in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, the vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream.
  • 3 Spread half of cream cheese mixture (about 3 cups) over crust. Spoon half of pie filling by tablespoonfuls onto cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. (Refrigerate remaining pie filling.)
  • 4 Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until center is set. Cool 15 minutes. Carefully run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cover cheesecake; refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • 5 To serve, carefully run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen again; remove foil and side of pan. Spoon remaining pie filling over cheesecake.

Expert Tips

Garnish each slice with a fresh strawberry--a welcome treat during the winter!

Vary the pie filling and end up with a new cheesecake! Cherry, blueberry, raspberry, what's your fave?

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
150mg
150%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
36g
36%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.