Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake is a delectable dessert that combines creamy cheesecake filling with a sweet and tangy strawberry topping. Here’s a description of this classic treat:

The base of strawberry cheesecake starts with a buttery graham cracker crust, which provides a delicious contrast to the creamy cheesecake filling. The filling is typically made from a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract, which is blended until smooth and creamy. Some recipes also include sour cream or heavy cream to add richness and a velvety texture to the filling.

Once the cheesecake filling is poured over the crust, the cheesecake is baked until set and slightly golden on top. After baking, it’s cooled to room temperature and then refrigerated to chill and set completely.

The strawberry topping is made by simmering fresh strawberries with sugar and a splash of lemon juice until they soften and release their juices. The mixture is then thickened with a cornstarch slurry to create a glossy, sweet-tart sauce that’s spooned over the chilled cheesecake just before serving.

The combination of creamy cheesecake, crunchy crust, and vibrant strawberry topping makes strawberry cheesecake a beloved dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to holidays to casual gatherings. It’s a sweet and indulgent treat that’s sure to impress your family and friends!


  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice


  • 1- 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • 1 cup fresh, sliced strawberrie
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
    Preheat oven to 400 F.
    Unfold puff pastry sheet on to a lightly floured cutting board.
    Cut pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks. Then, cut each strip in half making 6 rectangles.
    Place each pastry rectangle onto parchment lined baking sheet.
    Bake for 15 minutes or until puff pastries are golden brown.
    Remove from the oven and cool completely on baking rack.
    Set aside.
    Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.
    Mash mixture with a masher until the strawberries are softened and the sugar dissolves.
    Increase heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil about 5 minutes, or until thickened.
    Remove pan from heat and cool completely.
    Beat cream cheese, sugar and cream together until smooth, about 3 minutes with a hand mixer.
    Set aside.
    Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 12 in all.
    Evenly divide the cream cheese mixture between each of the bottom layers and spread with a knife.
    Top cream cheese mixture with a layer of sliced strawberries.
    Top strawberries with the strawberry filling.
    Top with the top puff pastry layer.
    Sprinkle with powdered sugar on top of puffed pastry.

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