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Strawberry Celebration Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Makes

10 servings

Tick-tock…tick-tock…guests will surely count down the minutes until they can dig into this creamy strawberry cheesecake, then ask for seconds. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Strawberry Celebration Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 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
  • Additional whipped topping, fresh strawberries and melted semisweet chocolate, optional

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Just before serving, garnish with additional whipped topping, whole strawberries and melted chocolate if desired.

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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