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Strawberry Cheesecake

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Ingredients
  Crackers 18 , crushed
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 16 Ounce (At Room Temperature, Two 8 Ounce Packages)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 2 , stiffly beaten
  Commercial sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Large strawberries 1 Pint, washed and hulled
Directions

1. If cheesecake is to be removed from pan, use a 9-inch "spring-form type" pan. If cheesecake is not to be removed from pan, it can be made in a 9-inch round non-metallic baking dish. (The first piece may be difficult to remove from baking dish.)
2. Lightly grease the cooking utensil.
3. In a small bowl combine cracker crumbs, softened butter and the 1 tablespoon of sugar. Press into bottom of greased pan.
4. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 2 (2/4) minutes, turning pan 1/2 turn after 1 (1 1/4) minute. Set aside.
5. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and the 1/2 cup of sugar together until light and fluffy. Add
egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and juice.
6. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
7 Pour into prepared cake pan; smooth with a spatula.
8. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 6 (8) minutes, rotating 1/3 turn after each 2 (2 1/2) minutes.
9 In a small bowl combine sour cream, the 1 tablespoon sugar and the vanilla until well blended. Carefully spread over top of cheesecake.
10 Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 1 (1 1/4) minute.
11 Arrange strawberries on cheesecake as desired and chill several hours before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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