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Easy Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake is a staple no matter the season and this recipe is probably one of the easiest desserts you will ever make! It takes great, looks great, and will leave you craving more! The Philadelphia cheesecake filling is so simple to make and tastes amazing, then top it off with my delicious strawberry topping for cheesecake or try this homemade strawberry jam ! Then drizzle it with caramel and chocolate sauce or better yet… both! No matter the toppings you add, we have a feeling you are going to love this easy Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake recipe! Another strawberry recipe I know you would love is this delicious Rhubarb Galette

Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake

What is the difference between Classic Cheesecake, New York Cheesecake and Philadelphia Cheesecake?

 Cheesecake is a favourite dessert for so many but what is the difference between the types of cheesecakes! The type of dairy! Classic cheesecake is made with heavy cream and sour cream making it very silky and creamy. New York cheesecake is made with cream cheese which makes it more dense and rich. Philadelphia cheesecake is actually named after the brand of cream cheese but is made very similar to New York cheesecake. 

Baked Cheesecake Verses No Bake Cheesecake

Baked or no baked cheesecake, which one is better?  This will ultimately be decided by the individual enjoying the delicious dessert, but there are a few major differences between the two. Baked cheesecake is made with eggs, thus needing to be baked. It generally has a thicker, creamier texture when done. No bake cheesecake requires no eggs and tends to be a fluffier, lighter textured cheesecake! 

The Best Kind of Cream Cheese to Use

Philadelphia cream cheese is the best know cream cheese brand available. It makes a beautiful creamy and rich cheesecake filling and can be used for both baked or no bake cheesecake. Cream cheese is a soft, smooth, unripened cheese made with cream or a mixture of milk and cream.

Easy Philadelphia strawberry cheesecake and apple blossoms

Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake Ingredients 

Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling 

2 pkg. of Philadelphia cream cheese 

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)

Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake

1 lb of Strawberries or fruit of your choice

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

Want to try something a bit different? Try using Philadelphia Strawberry cream cheese for the filling!

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Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake Directions

Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling Instructions

1. Heat oven to 325°F.

2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.

3. Pour into crust.

4. Bake for 40 min. or until the center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours

Serve each slice of cheesecake topped with the below strawberry filling, or a few fresh berries/fresh fruit, and a fresh mint sprig.

Philadelphia Cream cheese filling in a graham cracker crust

Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake Instructions

1. In a saucepan, combine fruit, sugar, and lemon juice. 

2. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. 

3. Turn down and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.

4. Remove from heat and let cool. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.

5. Serve on top of your cheesecake

Looking for another berry inspired recipe? Check out our favourite scone recipes.   White chocolate raspberry and blueberry cardamom… yum! 

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Tips For The Perfect Cheesecake

Although this recipe tends to be very easy for any skill level in the kitchen, here are a few tips that will insure your cheesecake turns out perfectly every time! 

  •  For clean edges on the cheesecake slices, use a sharp knife on the chilled cheesecake and wipe it clean after every cut!
  • Don’t over mix the batter or mix on too high of a speed.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is always at room temperature.

This strawberry cheesecake recipe is so simple and tasty. My 8-year-old daughter can even make it on her own! Try it with garden fresh raspberries for a simple summer dessert. If you love strawberry’s make sure you try these chocolate dipped strawberries too! Another one of my daughters favourites to make on her own!

As always, we love to hear from you! If you try this recipe, make sure to come on back and leave us a comment on how yours turned out! We know you will love this one though!

I love quick and easy dessert recipes, just like this Rustic French Fruit Tart from Chloe at Boxwood Avenue. 

Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake
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Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake

Enjoy this easy-to-make Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake recipe! Philadelphia cheesecake filling with a strawberry topping!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Additional Time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make strawberry cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake recipe
Servings: 6 pieces
Calories: 217kcal

Ingredients

Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling

Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake

  • 1 lb of Strawberries or fruit of your choice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions

Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling 

  • 1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  • 2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.
  • 3. Pour into crust.
  • 4. Bake for 40 min. or until the center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours
  • Serve each slice of cheesecake topped with the below strawberry filling, or a few fresh berries/fresh fruit, and a fresh mint sprig.

Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake

  • 1. In a saucepan, combine fruit, sugar, and lemon juice. 
  • 2. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. 
  • 3. Turn down and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
  • 4. Remove from heat and let cool. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • 5. Serve on top of your cheesecake

Notes

Although this recipe tends to be very easy for any skill level in the kitchen, here are a few tips that will insure your cheesecake turns out perfectly every time! 
  •  For clean edges on the cheesecake slices, use a sharp knife on the chilled cheesecake and wipe it clean after every cut!
  • Don’t over mix the batter or mix on too high of a speed.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is always at room temperature.
  • For a bit different filling flavor, Tty using Philadelphia Strawberry cream cheese!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g

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