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Chocolate-Topped Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate-Topped Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Creamy and airy, this gorgeous dessert is the perfect special something for a summer dinner party. I love the mix of smooth strawberry cheesecake and crumbly chocolate crust—and how elegant it looks on the table. —Kathy Berger, Dry Ridge, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream topping
  • Fresh strawberries, quartered

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 244 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix cracker crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 1 in. up sides of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Hull strawberries if necessary; puree in a food processor. Remove to a bowl. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. In food processor, process cream cheese, cottage cheese and sugar substitute until smooth. While processing, gradually add gelatin mixture. Add pureed strawberries; process until blended.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl; fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Pour into crust. Refrigerate, covered, until set, 2-3 hours.
  4. Loosen sides of cheesecake with a knife; remove rim from pan. To serve, top with chocolate topping, remaining whipped topping and quartered strawberries. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p26


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reneeh2010 User ID: 4264909 226076
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"Can you use 3/4 of real sugar with this recipe????"

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DrPharmwife User ID: 6229337 218361
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Question: How many strawberries do I put in the food processer? All 12, than have extra strawberries for garnish? Thank you! It looks beautiful, can't wait to try it :)"

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doylescott User ID: 7230721 150628
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"I made this strawberry cheesecake and it was for a friends birthday. he said he did not want to cut it couse they would eat it. I told him I would make him an other one. he said OK. I THINK IT WOULD BE A 10 STAR."

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myrakk User ID: 6683340 167085
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"This cheesecake is light and fluffy absolutely delicious"

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m12k4 User ID: 7137624 165704
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"excellent recipe!!"

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perrault User ID: 2351583 126363
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"This was excellent, I and the family loved it."

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Neeneeskitchen User ID: 7475892 170149
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Loved this recipe."

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sweetlilly46 User ID: 7230739 68136
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"iwant arecape for cholatecheespie"

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TJKCW User ID: 7187579 68135
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"Tip:(dipping strawberry) take off the green leafy part before dipping to the chocolate!!!

:) :) :) :)
p.s. i have not made yet :(
:) :) :) :)"

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habreese User ID: 5397862 104658
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I've already made this recipe 3 times in 3 weeks and everyone is so impressed and loveing it."

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