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Strawberry Glazed Cheese Cake

Ingredients
For crust
  Fine vanilla wafer crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
For filling
  Cream cheese 16 Ounce (2 Packages, 8 Ounce Each, At Room Temperature)
  Half and half 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For topping
  Frozen sliced strawberries 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh strawberries 1 Pint, washed, hulled and cut in half lengthwise
Directions

Prepare Crust: Combine crust ingredients; blend well.
Press evenly over bottom and up 1 3/4-inches on sides of buttered 9-inch spring form pan.
Bake in preheated 350° oven 5 minutes.
Prepare Filling: Beat cream cheese, half and half, lemon peel and salt until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Blend in lemon juice and vanilla.
Mix sugar and flour; blend into cheese mixture.
Pour into crust.
Bake in 350° oven 35 to 40 minutes or until firm.
Chill in pan.
Prepare Topping: Whiz thawed strawberries and juice in blender or put through sieve.
Mix sugar and cornstarch in small saucepan.
Stir in strawberry mixture.
Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened; cool slightly.
Top cheesecake with fresh strawberry halves, cut side down.
Spoon glaze over strawberries; chill.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Strawberry
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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