Strawberry Cinnamon Glazed Cheesecake


This cheesecake is made from scratch, including the crust and the strawberry glaze that you put on top of the cheesecake!

time prep: 20 min
total:6 hr 25 min
servings total: 16 servings

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1-1/2 cups  graham cracker crumbs
1-1/2 cups   sugar, divided
1tsp.  ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup  butter, melted
3 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup  water


HEAT oven to 325ºF.

MIX graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and butter until blended; press onto bottom of 9-inch spring form pan.

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BEAT cream cheese and 1 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

A little photo op while i bake!!   😉

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BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour 5 min. or until center is almost set. Cool on rack 15 min. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.

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MEANWHILE, bring strawberries, water, remaining sugar and cinnamon to boil in saucepan on medium-high heat; simmer on low heat 8 to 10 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened and berries have softened, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly; refrigerate until ready to serve.

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SPREAD strawberry sauce over cheesecake just before serving and ENJOY!

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