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Countdown Cheesecake

Tick-tock...tick-tock...guests will surely count down the minutes until they can dig into this creamy strawberry cheesecake, then ask for seconds.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) spreadable strawberry cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Red decorating gel
  • 1 fresh strawberry, halved


  • In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes; cool.
  • In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping. Gently spread a third of the filling over crust. Arrange strawberries on top. Spoon remaining filling over berries; smooth top. Refrigerate overnight.
  • With decorating gel, pipe numerals and the minute and hour hands for a clock dial on the cheesecake. Place strawberry halves at the tips of the clock hands.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 301 calories, 18g fat (12g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • smendez
    Dec 6, 2010

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  • c is for cookie
    Dec 31, 2009

    PS: I meant to include in my previous review that, after chilling for the required time as stated in the recipe, it's even better if you stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes before serving!

  • c is for cookie
    Dec 31, 2009

    This was really quick & easy, and I was thrilled when I realized it was a no-bake. It's lighter-tasting than traditional cheesecake, and complemented our New Year's Eve turkey dinner nicely.

  • cindyloulu
    Dec 29, 2008

    very cool idea!