Strawberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake has always been a favorite dessert. This recipe is incredibly simple and specifically designed to make at home. This New York-style cheesecake has a few extra ingredients for a much smoother and creamier texture.Enjoy!

Easy
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 35 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • Graham Crackers
  • 3 pieces Graham crackers
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Melted butter
  • For the Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup Heavy cream
  • 1 small Egg
  • 1 tsp Corn starch
  • For the Strawberry Jam
  • 5 medium Strawberry
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon, juiced
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
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Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
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Put a few graham crackers into a food processor. Add about 2 teaspoons of sugar and finely blend it. Add ¼ cup of melted butter and blend for another 30 or so seconds.
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Brush the inside of the ring molds with melted butter.
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Put the crushed graham crackers into the bottom of the ring molds and flatten it.
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Put the ring molds into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until the crust is firm.Take them out of the oven and let them cool down.
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Put 8 ounces of room-tempered cream cheese into a bowl. Mix until it’s somewhat soft using an electric hand mixer. Add ½ cup of sourcream. Gradually add about 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 tablespoons of vanilla extract into the mixture. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice, ¼ cup of heavy cream. (You may also add lemon zest as it’s traditionally done.) Mix for another minute.
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In a separate bowl, lightly beat 1 small room-tempered egg. Add in the egg and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix until it’s smooth and creamy. Mix it very gently to avoid cracks in the cake. I recommend mixing it manually for more control.
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Pour the mixture into the ring molds and place them into the oven. Put a baking dish filled with hot water underneath the cheesecake. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350°F / 180°C. Check the cheesecake. The center of the cheesecake should still jiggle. Turn off the oven and leave the door ajar for the cheesecake to slowly cool down.
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If you put the cake into the fridge immediately it may crack. After 30 minutes put the cheesecakes in the fridge for at least 4 hours. In the meantime, make a simple strawberry compote.
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Dice 5 strawberry and place them into a saucepan.
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Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
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Cook on medium heat until the strawberries are soft. Cool down the compote.
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Take the cheesecakes out of the ring molds.
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Pour the strawberry compote over them.
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Garnish with fresh strawberries and blueberries, serve.