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Strawberry Glazed Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lynda Thabes

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 oz. (approx 45) vanilla wafers
1/4c. melted butter or margarine
1 Tbs. lemon juice
sugar
16 oz. cream cheese
3 eggs, separated
2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3c. evaporated milk (undiluted)
1 tsp. vanilla
strawberry glaze

Directions:
Directions:
1. Finely crush vanilla wafers with rolling pin or blender.

2. Add butter, lemon juice and 1 Tbs. sugar - mix well.

3. Press firmly on bottom and about halfway up the sides of
buttered 9" springform cake pan.

4. Beat cheese until softened.

5. Add egg yolks and mix well.

6. Add 1/2c. sugar, flour and salt - blend well.

7. Beat in milk and vanilla.

8. Beat egg whites until foamy, add 1/4c. sugar and beat until
stiff but not dry.

9. Fold beaten egg whites carefully but thoroughly into the first mixture.

10. Pour into the crumb-lined pan and bake in moderate oven
at 325 for 50 minutes or until firm.

11. Cool; remove sides of pan. (This cake will shrink some).

Strawberry Glaze

Wash and decap 1 quart of strawberries. Crush enough to make 1 cup, keep remainder whole. Put crushed berries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch in saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Add desired amount of red food coloring. Force mixture through a fine sieve. cool. Arrange whole berries on top of cheesecake. Pour glaze over berries and chill.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Ma made this cheesecake one year for John Bishop's birthday. She made the mistake of leaving the finished cake on the kitchen table while it cooled. She returned later to find that our cat Boots had eaten a perfect circle out of the middle of the cake. I assume she made another but I never knew for sure - I left the house as quick as I could!

 

 

 

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