Strawberry No Bake Cheese Cake + More Easter Recipes.

Strawberry No Bake Cheese Cake + More Easter Recipes.Good morning everyone!!! Easter is right around the corner and sneaked up on me faster than I realized. For some reason I was thinking Easter was at the end of April. I don't know where my mind has been lately. Today I am posting a recipe for a Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake that I served at my Spring Brunch last weekend. This cheesecake was a huge hit and at the end of the morning there was only one slice left. When I was preparing this cheesecake the night before I was thinking, this would be a great dessert for Easter.

It just reminded me so much of spring. I don't know if was the pretty pink color or if it was the strawberries themselves. Since this cheesecake is a no bake recipe it's really a snap to throw together. I also thought that if you played around with the different flavors of jello, I bet you could come up with all different variations of this cheesecake. Maybe peach, lemon, lime or a mixed berry cheesecake. Have you stared planning your Easter menu? If so what are you serving?

Strawberry No Bake Cheese Cake + More Easter Recipes.Strawberry No Bake Cheese Cake + More Easter Recipes.
I have included some more Easter Menu ideas just in case you are needing a few new ones. I am making the Tres leche cake, crab salad and deviled eggs to take over to our friends house. We are grilling out with lots of goodies to eat and having a egg hunt. The recipe for the no bake cheesecake is at the end of this post.

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Strawberry No Bake Cheese Cake + More Easter Recipes.

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake

6 honey graham crackers (2-squares each), crushed to fine crumbs
2 Tbsp butter, melted, and mixed with 1 Tbsp honey

1 box - (3 oz) strawberry flavor gelatin
2/3 cup boiling water
1 tub - (16 oz) low fat or regular cottage cheese
2 - bricks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2 - Tbsp sugar
2 - tsp strawberry extract or 1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pt - (about 12 oz) fresh strawberries
2 - Tbsp strawberry jelly, melted
Garnish: mint leaves

Coat an 8 x 3-in. spring form pan with nonstick spray. Mix crumbs with butter mixture until evenly moistened. Press firmly over bottom and 3/4 in. up side of prepared pan. Place in freezer. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water in a 1-cup measure. Puree cottage cheese in food processor until creamy. Add gelatin, cream cheese, sugar and extract; process until smooth. Pour into prepared crust; smooth top. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours, or until set. Wash and dry berries; remove stems. Quarter each lengthwise and place in a bowl; add jelly and gently toss to coat. Remove sides of spring form pan; place cheesecake on serving plate. Spoon on berry mixture; sprinkle with mint leaves. Planning Tip: Can be made, without the strawberry topping, up to 3 days ahead. Refrigerate covered. Prepare Topping just before serving. * This recipe can be easily adapted to a low cal recipe by substituting with all low fat or fat free ingredients.

Recipe adapted from Woman's Day

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