Fresh Strawberry Topping

This accompaniment to cheesecake is best served the same day it is made.

Fresh Strawberry Topping

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  • 2

    lbs fresh strawberries , cleaned, hulled, and cut lengthwise into ¼-to ⅛-inch slices

  • ½

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    cup Strawberry Jam (about 11 ounces)

  • 2

    tablespoons lemon juice from 1 lemon


Toss berries, sugar, and salt in medium bowl; let stand until berries have released juice and sugar has dissolved, about 30 minutes, tossing occasionally to combine. Process jam in food processor until smooth, about 8 seconds; transfer to small saucepan. Bring jam to simmer over medium-high heat; simmer, stirring frequently, until dark and no longer frothy, about 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice; pour warm liquid over strawberries and stir to combine. Let cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours. To serve, spoon a portion of topping over each slice of cheesecake.


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