Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake
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"I thought of making this cheesecake when I wanted to combine strawberry with a classic lemon ricotta cheesecake recipe a friend gave me, the result was a light, lemon-flavored cheesecake with a swirl of strawberry in every bite! You may also use reduced fat ingredients when making this cheesecake, if you desire. Garnish with lemon slices if desired."
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Ingredients10 h 43 m servings 649
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 8-inch springform pan)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch springform pan.
- Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 1/3 cup white sugar in a bowl until well mixed; press into the prepared springform pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup white sugar; beat on low speed until well blended, about 2 minutes.
- Stir 1/2 cup melted butter, cornstarch, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract into cream cheese mixture until combined. Gently stir eggs, 1 at a time, into mixture; fold in sour cream just until batter is mixed. Pour batter over the crust. Pour strawberry pie filling over the batter. Gently swirl strawberry pie filling into batter using a butter knife just enough to form a swirl pattern on the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven without opening the door for 1 hour 15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour more.
- Remove cheesecake form oven and cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate cheesecake, 6 hours to overnight. Remove springform and slice.
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Per Serving: 649 calories; 42.5 56.8 11.8 172 403 Full nutrition