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Berry Cheesecake Dessert

 Berry Cheesecake Dessert
“My aunt tasted this classic dessert on a business trip at least 40 years ago and brought the recipe back to share with the family,” recalls Jo Nunnally of Ripley, Mississippi.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto
  • the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • dish. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add
  • eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into the crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  • Carefully spread sour cream over the top. Bake 10 minutes longer.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir
  • in cold water. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until thickened but not
  • set.
  • Carefully pour a third of the gelatin over sour cream layer. Arrange
  • strawberries over gelatin; pour remaining gelatin over berries.

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Berry Cheesecake Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Yield: 12-15
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 319 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.