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    STRAWBERRY-GLAZED CREAM CHEESE CAKE


    Source of Recipe


    Bon Appetit February 1981

    Recipe Introduction


    10 TO 12 Servings

    Recipe Link: http://bonappetit.com

    List of Ingredients




    CRUST

    3/4 cup coarsely ground walnuts (3ounces)

    3/4 cup finely crushed graham crackers

    3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter


    FILLING

    4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature

    4 eggs

    1 1/4 cups sugar

    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

    2 teaspoons vanilla


    TOPPING

    2 cups sour cream

    1/4 cup sugar

    1 teaspoon vanilla


    STRAWBERRY-GLAZE

    1 quart medium strawberries

    1 12-ounce jar red raspberry jelly

    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    1/4 cup Cointreau

    1/4 cup water


    Recipe



    Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter 9-or 10-inch springform pan.

    For Crust: Combine walnuts, graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press compactly onto bottom of pan.

    For Filling: Beat cream cheese in large bowl of electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla and beat thoroughly. Spoon over crust.

    Set pan on baking sheet to catch any butter that may drip out. Bake 10-inch cake 40 to 45 minutes or 9-inch cake 50 to 55 minutes. (Cake may rise slightly and crack in several areas; it will settle again, cracks will minimize and topping will cover it up.)Remove from oven and let stand at room temperature 15 minute. Retain oven temperature at 350 degrees F.

    For Topping: Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla and blend well. Cover and refrigerate. When cake has finished baking, spoon topping over, starting at center and extending to within 1/2 inch of edge. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Let cool, then refrigerate cheesecake for at least 24 hours or preferably 2 to 3 days.

    For Glaze: Several hours before serving, wash and hull berries and let dry completely on paper towels. Combine a little jelly with cornstarch in saucepan and mix well. Add remaining jelly, Cointreau and water and cookover medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened and clear, about 5 minutes. Cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally.

    Using knife, loosen cake from pan; remove springform. Arrange berries pointed end up over top of cake. Spoon glaze over berries, allowing some to drip down sides of cake. Return to refrigerator until the glaze is set.

 

 

 


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