Company Cheesecake

Company Cheesecake with it’s rich cherry or strawberry glaze is awesome. Cheesecake is one of our favorite desserts. I have several that I like a lot. I especially love eating rich chocolatey cheesecakes when we go out to eat.

But when I want to go back to basics and just have a classic New York style cheesecake with a strawberry glaze then this is the recipe I go to. I double the standard Betty Crocker recipe and use a 10-inch springform pan. I only use one batch of the strawberry glaze (that’s plenty), although I made a double batch this time since I had so many strawberries.

This classic cheesecake recipe is outstanding and makes a wonderful contribution to your cheesecake collection. A delicious cream cheese filling is topped with a strawberry glaze or a cherry glaze–your preference. I prefer it with the strawberry glaze. The spectacular presentation is certain to wow your guests.

Thankfully, my two boys didn’t inherit my sweet tooth gene. They can usually take or leave desserts – which means they usually leave them. Cheesecake on occasion is about the only thing they allow themselves to have.

This recipe is sure to please the whole family. I had forgotten about this recipe in the Betty Crocker cookbook until having it last year at a party. Oh, my, this is a heavenly dessert!

So, allow yourself to splurge and pamper yourself with this great recipe sometime — for special occasions, or NOT! I guarantee you’ll start drooling as you view these photos.

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Company Cheesecake is beautiful, elegant, delicious!

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Company Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze is absolutely superb!

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This cheesecake is a great recipe to have for guests — just like the name implies! Company Cheesecake is so rich and delectable. You will LOVE this dessert!

 

Here’s what I did.

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Measure bread crumbs into a mixing bowl. Add sugar and butter. Stir to combine.

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Spray a 10″ springform pan with Baker’s Joy cooking spray since it has the flour in the spray. Press graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the springform pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

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Meanwhile, make cream cheese layer:  Soften cream cheese. Blend cream cheese with electric mixer.

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Add sugar and grated lemon peel. If I had the time I would have grated my own but I was trying to get this done quickly so settled for the stuff from the spice rack. Add vanilla and eggs.

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Blend with a mixer until smooth.

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Remove baked graham cracker crust from oven.

Company Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #cheesecake has a sour cream topping and a #strawberry #glaze. #dessert

Add cream cheese layer.

Company Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #cheesecake has a sour cream topping and a #strawberry #glaze. #dessert

Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours.

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Allow cheesecake to cool completely. This will take a couple of hours.

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Once cheesecake has cooled. Spread with sour cream and refrigerate a couple of hours.

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Meanwhile, make Strawberry Glaze:  Mash strawberries with a potato masher.

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In a saucepan add sugar and cornstarch. Stir well to combine and remove any remaining lumps. Add water.

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Add strawberries. Stir to combine. Cook until thick.

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You can see how thick the Strawberry Glaze is now.

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Once cheesecake is cooled add Strawberry Glaze. Refrigerate again until ready to serve. Company Cheesecake is a great dessert for Valentine’s Day, the holidays, or any special occasion birthday or anniversary.

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Company Cheesecake is a sumptuous special occasion dessert. This makes a huge cheesecake – probably close to 16-20 servings.

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We love Company Cheesecake. You’ll love it to, especially if you’re either a strawberry lover or a cheesecake lover!

 

Here’s the recipe.

COMPANY CHEESECAKE

(Recipe from Lydia Grace, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX, as adapted from the Betty Crocker Cookbook)

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This elegant cheesecake has a sour cream topping and a strawberry or cherry glaze. It's rich, decadent and wonderfully festive for holidays.
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE:
STRAWBERRY GLAZE:
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE:
STRAWBERRY GLAZE:
Company Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #cheesecake has a sour cream topping and a #strawberry #glaze. #dessert
Instructions
CHEESECAKE:
  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Stir together graham cracker crumbs and 4 tbsp. sugar.
  3. Mix in butter thoroughly.
  4. Press mixture evenly in bottom of 10-inch springform pan.
  5. Bake 10 minutes.
  6. Cool.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.
  8. Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowl.
  9. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  10. Add lemon peel and vanilla.
  11. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  12. Pour over crumb mixture.
  13. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes until center is firm.
  14. Cool to room temperature.
  15. Spread with sour cream and Strawberry Glaze.
STRAWBERRY GLAZE:
  1. Mash enough fresh strawberries to measure 1 cup.
  2. Blend 1 cup sugar and 3 tbsp. cornstarch in small saucepan.
  3. Stir in 1/3 cup water and the strawberries.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  5. Boil and stir in minute.
  6. Cool thoroughly.
CHERRY GLAZE:
  1. Drain 1 can (1 lb.) pitted red tart cherries, reserving liquid.
  2. Add enough water to cherry liquid to measure 1 cup.
  3. Mix ½ cup sugar and 2 tbsp. cornstarch in small saucepan.
  4. Stir in the 1 cup liquid.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  6. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in cherries and 4 drops red food coloring.
  8. Cool thoroughly.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker cookbook, circa 1972.

 

[b]Company Cheesecake[/b]
Recipe Type: Cakes and Cheesecakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Lydia Grace, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX; source: [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crockers-Cookbook-General-Mills/dp/0307098222/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1414643382&sr=8-5&keywords=betty+crocker” target=”_blank” title=”betty crocker cookbook”]Betty Crocker Cookbook[/url], 1972 edition
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
This elegant cheesecake has a sour cream topping and a strawberry or cherry glaze. It’s rich, decadent and wonderfully festive for holidays.
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 crackers)
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 5 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream[br]
  • [b]STRAWBERRY GLAZE:[/b]
  • 1-2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water [br]
  • [b]CHERRY GLAZE:[/b][br]
  • 16-oz. can pitted red tart cherries, reserve liquid
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • enough water added to reserved cherry liquid to measure 1 cup total liquid
  • 4 drops red food coloring
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Stir together graham cracker crumbs and 4 tbsp. sugar.
  3. Mix in butter thoroughly.
  4. Press mixture evenly in bottom of 10-inch springform pan.
  5. Bake 10 minutes.
  6. Cool.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.
  8. Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowl.
  9. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  10. Add lemon peel and vanilla.
  11. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  12. Pour over crumb mixture.
  13. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes until center is firm.
  14. Cool to room temperature.
  15. Spread with sour cream and Strawberry Glaze. [br]
[b]STRAWBERRY GLAZE:[/b][br]
  1. Mash enough fresh strawberries to measure 1 cup.
  2. Blend 1 cup sugar and 3 tbsp. cornstarch in small saucepan.
  3. Stir in 1/3 cup water and the strawberries.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  5. Boil and stir in minute.
  6. Cool thoroughly.[br]
[b]CHERRY GLAZE:[/b][br]
  1. Drain 1 can (1 lb.) pitted red tart cherries, reserving liquid.
  2. Add enough water to cherry liquid to measure 1 cup.
  3. Mix ½ cup sugar and 2 tbsp. cornstarch in small saucepan.
  4. Stir in the 1 cup liquid.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  6. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in cherries and 4 drops red food coloring.
  8. Cool thoroughly.

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Serve this to your guests and they will be wanting seconds!

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Company Cheesecake cuts really nicely after you allow it to refrigerate several hours. This is really better making the night before you need it so it sets up really well.

Company Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #cheesecake has a sour cream topping and a #strawberry #glaze. #dessert

Company Cheesecake is a stunning, elegant dessert that will wow your guests! Consider making this spectacular cheesecake the next time you have a special occasion.

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