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Friday, June 25, 2010

Cheesecake (Anita Heap)

$7.13 with store-bought cherry pie filling; includes 3% tax;
$4.90 with homemade filling if strawberries are free/homegrown; $7.39 with homemade filling-storebought strawberries

1½ pckg graham crackers, crushed (2 c crumbs)
1/3 c sugar
½ c melted butter
Combine in bottom of 9x13 dish.

1 8oz pckg cream cheese
¼ c lemon juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Blend thoroughly. Spread on crust. Refrigerate.

1 can cherry pie filling or:
2 c whole strawberries (or blueberries...)
1 c sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
½ c water

Mash berries (will measure ~1 c). Mix sugar and cornstarch in 2-qt saucepan. Gradually stir in water and mashed strawberries. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 min, cool. Spread strawberry glaze over cheesecake. Cut extra strawberries in half and sprinkle over top, if desired. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.

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