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Berry Cheesecake Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling

Makes

12-15 servings

“My aunt tasted this classic dessert on a business trip at least 40 years ago and brought the recipe back to share with the family,” recalls Jo Nunnally of Ripley, Mississippi.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into the crust.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the center is almost set. Carefully spread sour cream over the top. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until thickened but not set.
  4. Carefully pour a third of the gelatin over sour cream layer. Arrange strawberries over gelatin; pour remaining gelatin over berries. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 319 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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