What's better than cheesecake? Cheesecake topped with strawberries and strawberry glaze, now that's SUPREME!
cup all purpose flour, sifted
teaspoon lemon peel, grated
slightly beaten egg yolk
packages (8 ounce) cream cheese
teaspoon grated lemon peel
4 or 5
eggs, enough to make 1 cup
cup heavy cream
cup fresh strawberries, crushed
cup whole fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. CRUST: Combine first 3 ingredients. Cut in butter till crumbly. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Pat 1/3 of dough on bottom of 9-inch spring-form pan (sides removed). Bake about 8 minutes or till golden; cool. Butter sides of pan; attach to bottom. Pat remaining dough on sides of pan to height of 1 3/4 inches. Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. FILLING: Let cream cheese stand at room temperature to soften (1 to 1 1/2 hours). Beat till creamy; add vanilla and lemon peel. Mix sugar, flour, and salt; gradually blend into cheese. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, beating after each just to blend. Gently stir in cream. Turn into crust-lined pan. Bake at 450 for 12 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees; bake 55 minutes or till knife inserted off-center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 1/2 hour; loosen sides of cheesecake from pan with knife. Cool 1/2 hour more; remove sides of pan. Cool 2 hours longer. STRAWBERRY GLAZE: Crush 1 cup fresh strawberries; add water. Cook 2 minutes; sieve. In saucepan, combine cornstarch and sugar; gradually stir in hot berry mixture. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir till thick and clear. (Add a few drops red food coloring, if needed.) Cool to room temperature. Place the remaining 1 cup strawberries on cooled cheesecake. Pour glaze over strawberries. Chill 2 hours.