Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberries can be substituted for any other fresh fruit or cherry pie filling.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • CHEESE CAKE

  • 3 – 8oz packages cream cheese (creamed)
  • 3 egg’s
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • TOPPING

  • 1 pint fresh ripe and firm strawberries
  • 1/2 cup currant jelly

Instructions

  1. 1. Combine crumbs, icing sugar and butter. Press in bottom of a 9″ spring form pan.
  2. 2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla until creamy and fluffy. Pour cheese mixture over crumb layer.
  3. 3. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until center is set. Cool thoroughly.
  4. 4. Wash and hull berries.
  5. 5. Melt currant jelly and cool slightly.
  6. 6. Dip berries in current jelly and arrange on cooled cake stem side down.
  7. 7. Chill 1 hour before serving.
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  9. *Mini Cheese Cakes*
  10. 1. Follow same recipe for cheese cake above.
  11. 2. Line large muffin tin with foil liners (they work best)
  12. 3. Place cookie on bottom of each liner (Nilla Vanilla Wafers or any cookie that will fit the bottom of tin)
  13. 4. Fill cups 2/3′s full with cheese cake batter, about 1 generous tablespoon.
  14. 5. Bake for 20 minutes or until center is set in preheated 350 degree oven.
  15. 6. Completely cool on wire racks and add your favorite topping of fresh fruit or pie filling.

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