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Strawberry Cheesecake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts / Strawberry

Ingredients:

-----CRUST-----
1 1/2  cups  Graham cracker crumbs
3  tablespoons  Butter or margarine, melted
2  tablespoons  Sugar

-----FILLING-----
19  ounces  Cream cheese, softened
2  teaspoons  Lemon peel, grated
3  each  Eggs
1  cup  Sugar
1/4  teaspoon  Vanilla

-----GLAZE-----
1  cup  Strawberries, mashed
3  tablespoons  Cornstarch
1  cup  Sugar
1/3  cup  Water

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350f.

2. CRUST: Stir together graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Mix in butter thoroughly and press into a 9" springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300f.

3. FILLING: Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add lemon peel and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into shell. Bake 1 hour or until center is firm. Cool to room temperature and then spread with the strawberry glaze. Chill 3 hours.

4. GLAZE: Blend sugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan. Stir in water and strawberries. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Cool thoroughly before spreading over cheesecake.


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