Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake: A Delectable Delight

Are you ready to embark on a delightful culinary journey to create a dessert that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate? If so, let’s dive into the world of Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake, a delectable treat that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the sweet and tangy allure of fresh strawberries. This dessert is sure to leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake: A Delectable Delight

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Crust:

  1. 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs.
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar.
  3. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened.
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar.
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  4. 3 large eggs.

For the Strawberry Topping:

  1. 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced.
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar.
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  4. 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  5. 1/4 cup water.

For the Crunchy Topping:

  1. 1 cup crushed strawberry-flavored wafer cookies.
  2. 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional).


Step 1: Prepare the Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Press this mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust.
  4. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes, then remove it from the oven and let it cool.

Step 2: Make the Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add in 1 cup of granulated sugar and the vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust.

Step 3: Bake the Cheesecake

  1. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
  2. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 4: Prepare the Strawberry Topping

  1. In a saucepan, combine the sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until smooth.
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the strawberry mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and the strawberries are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Allow the strawberry topping to cool.

Step 5: Assemble and Decorate

  1. Once both the cheesecake and strawberry topping are cooled, spread the strawberry topping evenly over the cheesecake.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the crushed strawberry wafer cookies and chopped pecans (if using).
  3. Sprinkle this crunchy topping over the strawberry layer.

Step 6: Chill and Serve

  1. Refrigerate your Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake before removing the sides of the springform pan.
  3. Slice, serve, and savor the sweet, creamy, and crunchy delight that is your homemade Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake.

This dessert is a celebration of flavors and textures that will leave your guests craving for more. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a desire for something sweet, this cheesecake will surely become a favorite in your dessert repertoire. Enjoy!

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases through some links in our articles.