Friday, June 6, 2008

Cheese Cake with Strawberry Toppings & Syrup

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 325 °F. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended.

Pour into pie pan (Note: I used the cheese cake mold with the picture above. Rub butter all inside and flour to prevent sticking.)

Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

How to easily cut the cheesecake

For clean edges on the cheesecake slices, use sharp knife to cut the chilled cheesecake, wiping the knife blade with damp cloth between each cut.

For Toppings use strawberries slices and arrange on top.

For Syrup

2 lbs. strawberry, cleaned and cut lengthwise into 1/4 to 1/8 inch slices
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
1 cup strawberry jam
1 tbsp lemon juice

Toss berries with sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes to dissolve sugar tossing occasionally.

Meanwhile, process jam in food processor until smooth; transfer to small sauce pan. Bring jam to simmer over medium-high heat. Cook stirring frequently until dark and no longer frothy, about 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice; pour over strawberries and stir to combine. Let cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.

To serve, spoon a portion of topping over each slice of cheesecake, poundcake or scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I didn't do it at above photo because I had to bring that cheesecake to a picnic.


tanyaGirl said...

looks so yummy

shin said...

wow. drools over it. Can I have a a little slice to taste ? hehehe

Dan da Man said...

Yummy yummy i want that in my tummy

islandgurl said...

that looks yummy!

hi, i cannot see my name listed in your roll. i added you couple of months ago. please add me, too. thanks! ~princess

Jade said...

Wow this looks yummy girl! I've added you in my link exchange page. Hope you can add me here too;)I'll make sure too that all are added in my main page: Life and Me

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Nedekcir said...

Ok, i think i got princess and jade added here. If you find something wrong just let me know. Thank you ladies, and thanks to all who left me comments.

Kenyatta said...

Oh that looks sooooooooo good! My hubby is the cook in the house and he is going to love this blog!

Lee said...

This looks wonderful. I wonder how it would work with Splenda instead of sugar? I can't have sugar and would really like to try this.

Nedekcir said...

I'm not sure, did you know splenda is bad for you too?

Mizé said...

Hi. This looks really yummie. I´d like to try it but I don´t know how the cheese cake mold is done.

Nedekcir said...

Hi Mize, you can use a regular pie pan. I used a pan that has detachable sides and bottom with this one. Plus you can add use crust (graham crackers & butter) too.