Strawberry Cheesecake



Strawberry Cheesecake


Graham Cracker Crust:

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

½ cup butter,melted



32 ounces cream cheese

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

5 large eggs

¼ cup heavy cream

½ cup strawberry jam

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Spray bottom and sides of springform pan.  Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter thoroughly, and press into bottom of pan.   In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar, blending with mixer at medium speed until smooth.  Add one egg at a time, scraping sides of bowl iwht spatula.  Mix until well-blended.  Add heavy cream and continue to mix for 1 to 2 minutes.  Pour filling into pan and gently swirl strawberry jam throughout, starting at center.  Bake for 3 hours, remove from oven and cool to room temperature.  Cooling to room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator is very important.  Refrigerate overnight. Serve with fresh sliced strawberries.


Kim Deutsch at  Christmas Brunch at Joanna’s


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