Print

Strawberry Cheesecake

Perfection on a platter! The only cheesecake recipe you will ever need!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cheesecake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted

FILLING:

  • 4 packages 8 oz. each cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups 250g superfine granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs room temperature

TOPPING:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

STRAWBERRY SAUCE:

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries sliced (divided)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a large pan filled with 1-inch water in the oven.

CRUST:

  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Make sure all graham crackers are coated in butter and that it is a coarse sand consistency.
  2. Press crust onto bottom and 2/3 of the way up a 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment. Wrap 2 pieces of heavy duty tin foil around the bottom and sides of the pan. Place into the oven and bake for 13 minutes until the edges of the crust are golden.

FILLING:

  1. Use an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to mix cream cheese until creamed.
  2. Beat in the sugar and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add in the sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy. Scrape down sides of the bowl. With the mixer on low, add in eggs one by one until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour the filling in the crust. Carefully place cheesecake into the preheated water bath. Bake until the top of cheesecake turns golden, about 60 - 70 minutes. Let cheesecake cool on a wire rack.

TOPPING:

  1. Combine sour cream and sugar; spread over cheesecake. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. I recommend letting it chill overnight.

STRAWBERRY TOPPING:

  1. Add 2 cups of the sliced strawberries and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat.
  2. Let it come up to a boil and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. The sugar should be dissolved and a strawberry syrup should form. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the remaining sliced strawberries.
  4. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 2 to 3 hours.

Recipe Video