Essential Everyday™ – Simple Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients simple-strawberry-cheesecake

  • 1 cup finely ground Essential Everyday™ Low Fat Honey Graham Crackers
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Essential Everyday Frozen Lite Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 (16 ounce) container fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  • In medium mixing bowl, combine finely ground crackers, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter; mix until well combined. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 6-8 minutes. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl, combine Neufchatel and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Add whipped topping and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
  • Add preserves; mix on low until just swirled into mixture. Transfer to cool pie crust. Refrigerated until set (2-3 hours). Top with sliced strawberries just before serving. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

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