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Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake Recipe

Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake Recipe

I bake from scratch because I believe that love—and sweetened condensed milk—are the best ingredients. —Kathryn Work, Louisville, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 55 min.+ chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 14 whole crackers)
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • TOPPING:
  • 20 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Place champagne in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. Arrange sliced strawberries over the bottom.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk, cornstarch and reduced champagne. Add eggs and egg yolks; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over strawberries. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • 4. Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 5. Remove sides of springform pan. For topping, wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. Slice and arrange over cheesecake. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over strawberries. Repeat melting and drizzling with white baking chips and remaining shortening.
  • 6. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Serve cheesecake with whipped cream. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 684 calories, 42g fat (25g saturated fat), 185mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein

Reviews for Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Am I reading this correctly? Do you cook for 55 minutes and then another hour? When it has prep time listed; it says to only bake for 55 minutes"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"The was REALLY GOOD. Not difficult to make. Everyone of my guests loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"I really love this combination of flavors! Thank you very much for this very tasty recipe! I never made cheesecake be4, but this one was so easy to make and tasted awesome! :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I forgot to say I made the crust with Vanilla Waffers. You need to use a little more than what the recipe calls for but adds to the flavor"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I forgot to say I made the crust with Vanilla Waffers. You need to use a little more than what the recipe calls for but adds to the flavor"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I love this recipe. I have never made a cheesecake from scratch and this was very easy to make. I am making it for the 3rd time tonight."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"This was so flavorful. I very much questioned the strawberries in the cheesecake (I am a bit of a purist), but they were DELICIOUS."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"This is one of the best cheesecakes I have tried to make"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"This was delicious! I used sparkling grape juice like another reviewer did because it was cheaper and I had no idea what kind of champagne to use. I baked it for a little longer than the recipe said and it still turned out custardy in the middle instead of cheesecake texture. Im guessing its my oven since no one else has had this problem. Regardless of the texture, it was so yummy! I will definitely make this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"My new favorite cheesecake! I used a mix of cinnamon and honey graham crackers the first time because thats all I had, and it was still delicous! Have copies of the recipe handy because you be asked for it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I loved this recipe. I used sparkling white grape juice instead of champagne and only white chocolate, with graham crackers and about 1/4 cup almonds ground up in with the crackers for the crust. I absolutely loved this and it turned out beautifully."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Twice in a week!!! Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"best ever"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I made this for Thanksgiving and am making it again for Christmas! Rave reviews from everyone who tasted it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I have made this 3 times since Thanksgiving - I baked it for the company Christmas baking contest and won 1st place! It is a beautiful dessert and gets rave reviews."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I will definatly make this one again! So yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Easy recipe to make. Everyone who ate it said that it was the best cheesecake that they had ever eaten - even my husband who doesn't like cheesecake. I used a combination of white and dark chocolate on top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I made this cheesecake for thanksgiving and received rave reviews. It was so good my husband has requested me to make this again for Christmas."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"Very easy to make! Turned out delicious. I used dark chocolate for the drizzle on top instead of the white or milk chocolate. It was the perfect combination with the strawberries."

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