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Strawberry Cheesecake

Perfection on a platter! The only cheesecake recipe you will ever need!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Chill Time4 hrs
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cheesecake
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

CRUST

  • cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cup unsalted butter, melted

FILLING

  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • cups (250 g) superfine granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (120 g) sour cream room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature

TOPPING

  • ½ cup (120 g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

STRAWBERRY SAUCE

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced and divided
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar

Instructions

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

CRUST

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Make sure all graham crackers are coated in butter and that it is a coarse sand consistency.
  • Press crust onto the bottom and ⅔ 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

  • Use an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to mix cream cheese until creamed.
  • Beat in the sugar and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add in the sour cream and vanilla.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

STRAWBERRY TOPPING

  • Add 2 cups of the sliced strawberries and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the remaining sliced strawberries.
  • Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 2 to 3 hours.