Strawberry cheesecake

A strawberry cheesecake is a delightful dessert that combines the richness of cheesecake with the fresh, sweet taste of strawberries. It typically consists of several layers, each contributing to its overall flavor and texture.

The base layer is often a crust made from crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar, though variations may include digestive biscuits or even Oreo crumbs for a chocolatey twist. This crust is pressed into the bottom of a springform pan to create a firm, crumbly foundation.

Above the crust lies the heart of the cheesecake – a smooth, creamy filling. This is usually made from a blend of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. The cream cheese is the star here, offering a rich, tangy flavor that’s beautifully balanced by the sweetness of the sugar. Some recipes call for sour cream or heavy cream to add extra richness and a velvety texture. This mixture is poured over the crust and baked until set, yet slightly wobbly in the center.

Once the cheesecake is cooled, it’s topped with a strawberry layer. This can vary from a simple scattering of fresh strawberries to a more elaborate strawberry glaze or compote. The glaze often involves cooking strawberries with sugar and a thickening agent, like cornstarch, to create a glossy, vibrant topping that’s both sweet and slightly tart.

The final garnish might include additional fresh strawberries, whipped cream, or even chocolate shavings, adding an extra layer of texture and flavor. The strawberry cheesecake is chilled in the refrigerator for several hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the texture to firm up, resulting in a dessert that’s both luxurious and refreshing.

Every bite of strawberry cheesecake offers a symphony of textures and flavors – the crunchy, buttery base, the smooth and tangy cheese filling, and the sweet, fruity topping, making it a beloved dessert for many.


°1 package (8 ounces) soft cream cheese

°1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

°1/2 cup cold milk

°1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix

°1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped cream, thawed

°1-1/2 cups butter-flavored crackers (about 38 crackers)

°1/4 cup melted butter

°2 cans (21 oz each) strawberry pie filling


In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sour cream. Mix well.

In a small bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixture on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir with cream cheese mixture. fold in the skin.

In a small bowl, mix biscuits with butter.


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