Thursday, May 20, 2010

Strawberry Cheese cake

Crust
  1 1/4 c flour
  1 Tbs sugar
  1/2 c cold butter
Mix flour and sugar and cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Pat into bottom and up 1 inch of sides on 9in greased spring form pan. Place pan on baking sheet and  bake at 325 for 15-20 min. 
Filling
 4 (8oz)  packages cream cheese softened (I used 1 regular and 3 reduced fat, no fat free)
1 1/3 c sugar
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs heavy whipping cream
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla
1 c pureed strawberries, divided
red or pink food coloring, opt.
In large bowl mix cream cheese, sugar,  flour and cream until smooth. Add eggs and beat on low until combined, add lemon juice and vanilla just until mixed in.
Pour 2 1/2 c into another bowl and set aside.
Mix into large bowl, 3/4 c strawberry puree and 4 or 5 drops of food coloring.
To puree strawberries just blend in blender.
 Seal pan bottom with a double layer of aluminum foil, place in large pan and add 1 inch of water. 
Pour strawberry mixture over crust and bake at 325 for 35 min.
Carefully spoon remaining white plain batter over and place small drops of remaining puree of strawberries on top and swirl with a knife.
Bake for an additional 40-50 min or until middle is almost set. Remove pan from water bath and cool on wire rack. After 10-20 min carefully run a wet knife around outside rim, let set another hour. Loosen rim of pan and refrigerate until completely cool.

Serve with additional strawberry puree if you like.

6 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This looks great, I just started making cheesecake last year and it's strawberry season!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Shannon, This would last 10 minutes in my house. We all love cheesecake! And strawberry sounds so good to me because they are coming into season here.

Your cheesecake is beautiful. The swirl on the top gives it such a delicious finish!
Yvonne

Prior said...

You are good! I need to make a file just for your recipes! I wish we lived closer... I'd be over in a minute for a bite of this yummy stuff! Lezlee

ButterYum said...

Cheesecake is a favorite in this house. Lovely photos.


:)
ButterYum

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a pretty cheesecake! It looks delicious too - thanks for sharing the recipe.

the country cook said...

That is beautiful! I bet it tastes amazing too. :-)
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