Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake

Okay, so I kinda renamed this cheesecake.  But it’s more like a mousse than a cheesecake, which we really liked.  It’s much lighter and whips together easy enough that you can make it with your kids.  Actually, I adapted it from a kids cookbook.  This would work great as individual servings as well, you could make them in muffin tins or mini-muffin tins even.
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 T sugar
1/3 c butter, melted
1 c strawberries
2 T sugar
2 T water
1 package (3 oz) Strawberry gelatin
8 oz cream cheese
1 c whipping cream
Spray pan 8 or 9 inch springform pan (or pan of choice) with nonstick spray.
Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl, then gently press in bottom of pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
Chop strawberries, put in a pot with the sugar and water. Simmer until berries are soft.
Remove from heat, add gelatin, and stir until well combined. Set aside to cool.
Whip the cream cheese, then add the strawbery mixture.  Whisk until smooth.
In a seperate bowl, whisk the cream to stiff peaks.
Spoon into strawberry mixture and gently fold in.
Spoon on top of crust and level top.  Chill for at least 2 hours.
Recipe source: Adapted from “Cook it Together” By Annabel Karmel
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  1. Wow, looks like a great dessert for Valentine's Day!

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