Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake is a delightful dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the bright, fresh flavor of strawberries and a satisfyingly crunchy texture. This recipe includes a homemade strawberry sauce and a unique strawberry crunch topping that mimics the nostalgic taste of strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. Here’s how to make this delicious cheesecake.

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: 1 1/2 cups
  • Unsalted Butter: 1/3 cup, melted
  • Sugar: 3 tablespoons

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • Cream Cheese: 24 ounces (three 8-ounce packages), softened
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 cup
  • Sour Cream: 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Eggs: 3 large
  • Strawberry Extract (optional): 1 teaspoon for enhanced flavor

For the Strawberry Sauce:

  • Fresh Strawberries: 2 cups, chopped
  • Sugar: 1/4 cup
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon

For the Strawberry Crunch Topping:

  • Golden Oreos: 10 cookies, crushed
  • Freeze-dried Strawberries: 1 cup, crushed
  • Butter: 1/4 cup, melted

Instructions:

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