Delicious strawberry-filled baked pie crust, a delightful dessert made with cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping and gelatin. My family asks for this at family gatherings. I use fresh strawberries during the summer, and frozen strawberries with no sugar during other seasons.

Strawberry Cheesecake
Yields 12
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Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
  1. 1 cup finely crushed pretzels
  2. 4 teaspoons sugar
  3. 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  1. 1/4 cup cold water
  2. 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  3. 1 (8-oz.) pkg. light cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1 (8-oz.) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  1. 1 (6-oz.) pkg. strawberry gelatin
  2. 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  3. 2 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries in light syrup, partially thawed, broken apart
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray sides only of 9-inch springform or 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine crushed pretzels and 4 teaspoons sugar; mix well. Add margarine; stir until well combined. Press mixture in bottom of sprayed pan. Bake at 400°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.* Cool.
  2. Place cold water in small saucepan or 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over water; let stand 3 minutes to soften. Heat over low heat, or microwave on HIGH for 30 to 40 seconds, until gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until well blended. Beat in gelatin mixture until blended. Place bowl in freezer for 5 minutes.
  4. Beat cream cheese mixture at high speed for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture evenly over crust. Refrigerate while preparing topping.
  5. In medium bowl, combine strawberry gelatin and boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add frozen strawberries. Stir to separate strawberries and thicken gelatin slightly. Pour evenly over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to set. Store in refrigerator.
  1. * Unflavored gelatin contains no sugar, coloring or flavor. It is used to set clear jelly desserts, Bavarian creams, aspic and clear savory glazes.
  2. * Prepare this yummy dessert a day in advance. Cover it and keep it refrigerated.
  1. Serving Size: 1 Serving
  2. Calories 330, Total Fat 12g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 250mg, Total Carbohydrate 52g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%
  3. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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