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Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl

Whenever one of my three sons or eight grandchildren has a birthday, I make this pretty, creamy cheesecake. The all love it...and I do, too! —Luverene Dove, Appleton, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water, optional

Directions

  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries and cornstarch; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Set aside 1/3 cup strawberry sauce; cool. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce for serving.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in milk. Add lemon juice; mix well. Add eggs, beat on low just until combined. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over crust. Drop half of the strawberry mixture by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto cream cheese layer.
  • Carefully spoon remaining cream cheese mixture over sauce. Drop remaining strawberry sauce by 1/2 teaspoonfuls on top. With a knife, cut through top layer only to swirl strawberry sauce.
  • Bake at 325° for 55-65 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove side of pan. Thin chilled strawberry sauce with water if desired; serve with cheesecake. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 236 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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