Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Cooking Time: 30 min.
  • Servings: 12 servings
  • Preparation Time: 5 min.
  • 3 blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Sliced strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Make cheesecake mixture: in a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add eggs and beat until combined, then add sour cream, vanilla and lemon zest. Divide cheesecake mixture into four bowls.
  2. Make crust: Stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt until completely moist. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray ad press graham mixture into prepared pan until packed. Pour cheesecake mixture over crust.
  3. Bake until slightly jiggly in the center, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool 1 hour in oven, then refrigerate until completely cool, at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  4. Make glaze: in a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine strawberry preserves and lemon juice. Whisk constantly until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Top the cheesecake with strawberries , then brush glaze over strawberries.