Countdown Cheesecake Recipe
Prep : 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
1-1/2 cups cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cartons (8 ounces each) spreadable strawberry cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
Red decorating gel
1 fresh strawberry, halved
In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter.
Press onto the bottom and 1 in up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
Bake at 325° for 10 minutes; cool.
In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Fold in the whipped topping.
Gently spread a third of the filling over crust.
Arrange strawberries on top.
Spoon remaining filling over berries; smooth top.
With decorating gel, pipe numerals and the minute and hour hands for a clock dial on the cheesecake.
Place strawberry halves at the tips of the clock hands.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!