Classic Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Classic Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
65mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 25, 2023

Indulge in the creamy and luscious goodness of this classic strawberry cheesecake. Made with a buttery graham cracker crust and a smooth cream cheese filling, this dessert is topped with juicy ripe strawberries for a burst of freshness. Perfect for any occasion, this strawberry cheesecake will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the springform pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are slightly golden.
  6. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, run a knife around the edges to loosen the cheesecake from the pan.
  7. Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to chill and firm up.
  8. In a small saucepan, heat the strawberry preserves over low heat until melted. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  9. Remove the chilled cheesecake from the springform pan and arrange the sliced strawberries on top. Drizzle the melted strawberry preserves over the strawberries.
  10. Slice and serve the strawberry cheesecake chilled. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • In the United States, cheesecake dates back to the early 18th century when European immigrants brought recipes and techniques with them.
  • National Cheesecake Day is celebrated on July 30th in the United States.
  • New York-style cheesecake is known for its dense and creamy texture, while other regions may have lighter and fluffier variations.