Strawberry Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 12
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Ingredients:

---CRUST---
1 1/2 cups graham crakers
3 tablespoons butter or margarine -- melted
2 tablespoons sugar
---FILLING---
19 ounces cream cheese -- softened
2 teaspoons lemon peel -- grated
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
---GLAZE---
1 cup mashed strawberries
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
 

Preparation / Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350f. CRUST: Stir together graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Mix in butter thoroughly and press into a 9" springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300f. FILLING: Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add lemon peel and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into shell. Bake 1 hour or until center is firm. Cool to room temperature and then spread with the strawberry glaze. Chill 3 hours. GLAZE: Blend sugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan. Stir in water and strawberries. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Cool thoroughly before spreading over cheesecake.


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