Yield: 12 servings
|1½ cup||Graham crakers|
|19 ounces||Cream cheese; softened|
|2 teaspoons||Lemon peel; grated|
|1 cup||Mashed strawberries|
|3 tablespoons||Butter or margarine; melted|
Pre-heat oven to 350f.
CRUST: Stir together graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Mix in butter thoroughly and press into a 9" springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300f. FILLING: Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add lemon peel and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into shell. Bake 1 hour or until center is firm.
Cool to room temperature and then spread with the strawberry glaze.
Chill 3 hours.
GLAZE: Blend sugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan. Stir in water and strawberries. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Cool thoroughly before spreading over cheesecake.