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Strawberry-Glazed Cheesecake recipe

Luscious, creamy, lemon-scented cheesecakein a graham cracker crust and topped with a fresh strawberryglaze.

Recipe: Strawberry-GlazedCheesecake

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 (8-ounce) and 1 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1 cup strawberries, mashed

  • For the Crust: In a bowl stir togethergraham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar. Mix in meltedbutter and turn into a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in a 375°F(190°C) oven for 10 minutes. Cool. Reduce the oven temperatureto 300°F (150°C).
  • For the Filling: Beat softened cream cheesein a large mixing bowl. Gradually add 1 cup sugar; beating untilfluffy. Add 2 grated lemon peel and vanilla. Beat in eggs, oneat a time. Pour into the shell and bake for 1 hour, or untilthe center is set. Cool then spread with the strawberry glaze.Chill for 3 hours.
  • For the Strawberry Glaze: Blend 1 cupsugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan over mediumheat. Stir in water and mashed strawberries. Cook, stirring constantly,until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute.Cool thoroughly before spreading over the cheesecake.

    Makes 12 servings.

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