Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Lighter cheesecakes often combine cream cheese, yogurt and/or whip cream that are refrigerated and perfect for a late Spring or Summer treat!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Filling

  • 2 8oz packages of plain, full-fat cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight
  • 1.5 cups ounces heavy cream

Glaze

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and mashed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Serve

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
  • Strawberry glaze

Instructions

Mix cookie crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl, then stir in a pinch of salt to taste. Sprinkle into your choice of fun containers, such as mini mason jars! Spread into an even layer, then compress with a spoon! Refrigerate until needed (wrapped in plastic, this can be done a day or two in advance).

Mix cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix until soft and smooth. Pour in the cream, mix and then whip until the mixture can hold stiff peaks. . (About  3 to 5 minutes)

Pour on top of crust, using a spoon to create a smooth surface. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until the filling is firm and cold, about 6 hours

Create your glaze by placing mashed strawberries and water into a pan. Heat to boiling then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Press through strainer to make 1/2 cup of puree. Cool!
Place sliced fresh strawberries on top of chilled cheesecakes then pour glaze on top.

By | 2018-04-23T02:18:57+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Fruit|Comments Off on Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

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Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+