Strawberry Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 1.5 cups Oreo cookie crumbs or, 18 Oreos and made into crumbs in the food processor
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of a quarter of a lemon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries thawed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Chocolate syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix Oreo crumbs and melted butter in a bowl and once thoroughly combined, press evenly into pie pan. Bake for 5-8 minutes and set aside. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add sour cream and mix until combined. Next, add eggs and start beating again, until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture in Oreo crust and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  4. In a saucepan, bring water and cornstarch to a boil over medium heat. Add strawberries and mix continuously.
  5. Pour over cheesecake and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top, if desired.