Thursday, 26 June 2014

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Today we went to one of our local U-Pick berry places, Krause Berry Farms in Aldergrove, BC to pick Strawberries. The beautiful berries inspired me to make a strawberry version of an cheesecake recipe that my mom used to make.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

2 cups Graham Crumbs (crushed graham crackers)
1/2 cup Butter, melted

2 - pkg Cream Cheese
1 cup Icing Sugar
1 pkg Dream Whip
1/4 cup Whipping Cream

5 cups Fresh Strawberries, Sliced and 1 cup mashed
3/4 cup Water
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/8 tsp Salt

In a bowl, Mix the graham crumbs and melted butter. Spread in a greased 9 x 13" pan and let set in the fridge.

Mix cream cheese, icing sugar, dream whip and whipping cream together with a beater until fluffy. Spread very carefully and evenly over the crumb layer. Cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour before adding the topping.

While the bottom layers are cooling, mash 1 cup of berries. Add mashed berries with water, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil until the sauce becomes translucent. Add remaining fresh sliced berries. Let cool before pouring over cream cheese layer.

Cool whole dessert for at least an hour (overnight is even better) before cutting and serving.



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