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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake

This Easy Strawberry Cheesecake is a deliciously creamy cheesecake recipe and is topped with a sweet homemade strawberry sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Strawberry Cheesecake
Servings 8 servings
Author Katie


Crust :

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, I prefer to buy graham crackers & pulse them in a food processor
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • dash of cinnamon

Cheesecake Filling :

  • 3 8 ounce packages of cream cheese full fat
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pt. sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Strawberry Topping :

  • 1 lb. strawberries, rinsed, hulled and thickly sliced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice from 1/2 lemon


Crust :

  • Mix together crust ingredients until well combined and press into a well greased 9 inch springform cheesecake pan

Cheesecake :

  • Mix sugar and eggs until creamy.
  • Cream the cream cheese and sour cream. Mix until very smooth.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Combine both mixtures until fully incorporated.
  • Add filling to pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Watch carefully.
  • Top with fresh strawberry topping on individual slices.

Strawberry Topping :

  • In a medium saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  • Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Strawberries will release juice without any mashing required.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 20-23 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.