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Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

The creamy texture and lovely look of this cheesecake always gets compliments.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • CRUST:
  • 3/4 cup ground pecans
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) strawberry jelly
  • 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or lemon juice
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 1 quart whole fresh strawberries, hulled


  • 1. Combine pecans, crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 10-in. springform pan. Set aside.
  • 2. For filling, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat well. Spoon over crust.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until filling is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, for topping, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over cheesecake and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate 24 hours.
  • 4. Several hours before serving, prepare glaze. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Add jelly and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until jelly is melted and the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in liqueur and food coloring if desired. Cool to room temperature.
  • 5. Just before serving, loosen and remove sides of springform pan. Arrange strawberries on top with pointed ends up. Spoon glaze over berries, allowing some to drip down sides of cake. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 453 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Strawberry Cheesecake

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Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"My family loves this recipe..definitely a hit."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"This was my very first time baking a cheesecake using my new Kitchen Aid Mixer. It was such a hit that everyone wants me to make one for Christmas! I am going to be one BUSY guy in the kitchen!

My hint is using Grand Marnier in the glaze."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"im making a cheesecake my question is when making the glaze do i leave it in the pan then serve on top while its still cooling down in the fridge or add to the cheesecake after 24 hours and let it cool longer?"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"This was my first homemade cheesecake I've ever made and it was amazing! First advise is to definitely let it sit for 24 hrs before serving. I tried to rush it and quickly cool it in the fridge and it was 10 times better the next day! The strawberry topping in the perfect combo of sweet and tangy. I sliced the berries and put the sauce on top as it was served vs putting the whole berries on top. Oh and the crust....oh my!! Delicious!! I will definitely be making this again and again!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"Any time I make ANY kind of cheesecake (not just strawberry), this is my go-to recipe. I love the glaze, so I've made it with just about every possible berry flavour so far. I've also used this as a base for several other flavours of cheesecake, including maple and chocolate! I've tried a bunch of other recipes all over the internet, but this is always the one I keep coming back to :)"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015 Edited Jan. 29, 2015

"I want to know, how to bake the cheesecake?is it using water bath or not? Thank you"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I have been making this recipe since 1981 and everytime people love it. My recipe is slightly different and I do change the jelly I use to make it interesting."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Very tasty and pretty."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I loved this recipe. Made it for my sister's birthday party and everyone loved it too. Received only high compliments. Highly recommended recipe for those looking to impress."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014


Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"I don't even like cheesecake, but I decided to make this for my boyfriend's birthday and he loved it. He talked me into trying a piece... and I loved it too! I've made it a few times since then, and I always get compliments. I would very highly recommend this recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"Made this for my nieces 30th birthday party, everyone went crazy over it. I only made a few changes, I used the already graham crumbs you can buy in box already crushed and no peacans. Then for the orange liquer or flavoring i used orange juice. Turned out soo good, i made it a day in ahalf to get it really cold, then made topping few hours before party."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"This is a great dessert to wow your friends with, I always make it with fresh, local strawberries."

Reviewed May. 15, 2009

"I used a plain cheesecake from Costco without the border whipped cream. Then jumped to the Glaze topping. Added 3 Tbls. Grand Marnier for the liqueur."

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