This delicious creamy cheesecake is baked with a flavorful swirl of strawberry jam, which not only makes it taste fruity, but look sensational, too!

Recipe Summary

additional:
5 hrs 25 mins
total:
5 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix cracker crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and the butter; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.

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  • Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, the flour and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust. Gently drop small spoonfuls of jam over batter; cut through batter several times with knife for marble effect.

  • Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Lift cheesecake from pan using foil handles. Cut into 16 pieces to serve. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Tips

Healthy Living: Save 80 calories, 10 grams of fat and 6 grams of saturated fat per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.

Substitute: Substitute 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen fruit, thawed, drained and pureed, for the 1/3 cup jam.

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Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
This cheesecake was fantastic! One thing I would change though next time is that I would heat up the jam before I tried putting it into the cheesecake. Swirling globs of jam didn't work so well so instead of a marble affect, there were just random patches of strawberry inside. This cake turned out HUGE and was just as big of a hit with everyone! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2019
I made this cheesecake as written. I hated it. This one was a waste of money for ingredients. Read More
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
This cheesecake was fantastic! One thing I would change though next time is that I would heat up the jam before I tried putting it into the cheesecake. Swirling globs of jam didn't work so well so instead of a marble affect, there were just random patches of strawberry inside. This cake turned out HUGE and was just as big of a hit with everyone! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2009
This makes the best cheesecake ever! You don't even have to add the strawberry to it. I switch it up and use this same recipe for all different kinds of cheesecakes. I also always have trouble getting it to cook like I want it because it makes so much so I halve the recipe with a full crust and bake it 38-40 minutes in a 9 inch spring form pan and it comes out perfect everytime!! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
Thank You for a great recipe! My son wanted Strawberry cheesecake for his birthday and they are expensive to buy, so I thought I would try. (I never made cheesecake before) But every one said it was the best cheesckae they ever ate. Thanks for the tip about warming the jam, that was a good idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2015
5 stars for how easy this is and the end result is tasty. I had to make an easy to transport and easy to serve cheesecake. This fit the need perfectly. The swirls bump this basic 9x13 size cake up to the 5 stars. It's a nice presentation for a cake pan cheesecake. And, again, tasty. I prefer my cheesecakes baked in a springform pan and I have a go-to recipe that rocks. This recipe is great for potluck luncheon....and kind-of rocks too! :) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2014
Wish I had read the reviews before putting the jam on top!! It was thick so I warmed some more and it swirled beautifully!!! After it was cool I placed a container full of thawed frozen strawberries on top. Yum yum!! I will make this again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2013
I like that this is made in a 9"x13" baking dish. This was easy to make and turned out perfect. It was delicious too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
recipe was really good with a soft set center. Made homemade strawberry jam and the family really liked. I would have liked it to be a little denser but as is was really nice. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
this turned out great and i froze the leftovers and they were still yummy weeks later. it cracked a bit on top so did look quite appealing as the picture. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
This cheesecake was amazing!!! The first time I made it I did it with strawberry jam and followed the other reviewers and microwaving it first. This time I made it with blueberries omg it's to die for thanks for sharing!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2019
I made this cheesecake as written. I hated it. This one was a waste of money for ingredients. Read More
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