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Recipe Collection: Simple Strawberry Cheesecake

admin April 11, 2013

Written by Jill and Rustina. Updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in December of 2023. 

We love cheesecake. We love simple. We love a dessert that can easily be whipped up while cooking a meal. This gluten-free recipe fits all of those criteria and is so yummy! Before we get to the actual recipe, let’s discuss a few tips to make this recipe a success.

First, let things soften and get to room temperature.

The cream cheese needs to be very soft before you start. We let ours sit out for about 3-4 hours, and it was still lumpy. 

It helps if your eggs are also at room temp, but this isn’t necessary. 

Second, this cheesecake is best served cold, so plan accordingly to give a good 4-hour refrigeration chill before serving!

Third, you can use any berry (or berry combination) for the topping; we think this would be delicious with blueberries or raspberries! Fresh or frozen is fine, but we recommend defrosting the berries so your sauce is not quite as runny.

Fourth, we recommend using Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkling it with some crumbs from this Homemade Chocolate Bars recipe.

Simple Strawberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or your sweetener of choice; maple syrup would also work well)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract (learn how to make vanilla extract)

Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of berries
  • 1 tbsp. sweetener (raw honey, sucanat, or coconut sugar)
  • A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Cheesecake Directions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 2: Using a mixer, combine the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth (try to get out as many lumps as possible). 

Step 3: Pour into a pie dish.

Step 4: Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Step 5: Chill cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Topping Directions:

Step 1: While baking the cheesecake, combine berries and sweetener in a saucepan over medium heat. 

Step 2: Bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes, until berries have broken down slightly. 

Step 3: Remove from heat.

Step 4: Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

To Serve: Pour sauce on individual slices and enjoy! A dollop of fresh whipped cream would also be a nice touch!

Simple Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 16 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or your sweetener of choice, grade B maple syrup would also work well
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

  • 2 cups of berries
  • 1 tbsp. sweetener raw honey, sucanat, or coconut sugar
  • A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Cheesecake Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Using a mixer, combine the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth (try to get out as many lumps as possible).
  • Pour into a pie dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Chill cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Topping Directions

  • While baking the cheesecake, combine berries and sweetener in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes, until berries have broken down slightly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

To Serve: Pour sauce on individual slices and enjoy! A dollop of fresh whipped cream would also be a nice touch!

What is your favorite cheesecake topping?

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2 Comments

  1. Just pulled this out of the oven. I had a couple of small very ripe bananas laying on my counter and didn’t realize someone had already dipped into my 16 oz of cream cheese, so I tossed them to make up for it. Used less sweetener than called for (maple syrup) and I’ve decided to drizzle the top with dark chocolate melted with coconut oil to bring out the light banana flavor instead of the berries. Can’t wait to have some!

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