7-Up Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze

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Title: 7-Up Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze
Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Cheesecakes, Strawberry

Ingredients:

CRUMB CRUST-----
2 c Graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c Butter -- melted
1/2 c Powdered sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
7 UP FILLING-----
1 pk Unflavored gelatin
6 tb Sugar
1 1/2 c 7-up -- divided
2 Eggs -- beaten
1 sm Lemon pudding & pie filling
3/4 c Water -- not instant
STRAWBERRY GLAZE-----
1/2 c Strawberry jelly -- melted
Unsweetened frozen --
Thawed
Fresh strawberries -=OR=-
Whole strawberries


CRUST: Combine well the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, cinnamon,
and melted butter. Press onto bottom and partway up sides of buttered 9"
springform pan; chill.

FILLING: Soften unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup 7-up for 4 minutes. In a
saucepan combine pie filling, sugar, beaten eggs and water. Blend well. Add
1-1/4 cup 7-up and bring just to a boil over medium heat stirring
constantly; remove from heat. Stir in softened gelatin; cool 3 minutes. Add
1/2 cup of this warm mixture to softened cream cheese; mash together. Mix
together with remaining 7-up mixture and stir until well blended. Turn into
chilled crust and chill for at least 8 hours. Remove from pan and add
topping.

TOPPING: Brush top of chilled cheesecake with melted jelly. Arrange
strawberried upright on cake and spoon any remaining melted jelly over
them.

Recipe By : Patti Anderson

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini