Cheesecake With Strawberry Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz creme cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oz prepared whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 HeartlandĀ® Brand Crimpless Graham Crust (available through FieldstoneĀ® Bakery)
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  • 1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth with an electric mixer.
  • 2. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup sugar, sour cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  • 3. Fold in the whipped topping.
  • 4. Put mixture into the graham crust.
  • 5. Top with Strawberry Sauce (recipe below)

STRAWBERRY TOPPING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 1. Chop Strawberries
  • 2. Combine strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla in a saucepan.
  • 3. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 4. Mash a few strawberries to help produce the syrup.
  • 5. Cook until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
  • 6. Remove from heat.
  • 7. Puree about 1/3 of the sauce, then mix back into remaining topping.
  • 8. Refrigerate.