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Applebee's Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Shooter

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 4.83. Votes: 6
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Menu Description: "Classic cheesecake, graham cracker crumbs, strawberry sauce and whipped cream make this one to savor."

Making cheesecake like this means you don't need to crank up your oven and run it for the hour or more that traditional cheesecake recipes require. Since the cheesecake filling is layered into a small glass, you make it ahead of time on your stovetop, which substantially shortens cooking and cooling times. When the filling is chilled, it's spooned into 6-ounce glasses on top of graham cracker crumbs, then thawed sliced strawberries in syrup are spooned on top. After finishing off each dessert shooter with a pile of whipped cream, you get to pass out some spoons, sit back, and enjoy a roomful of "mmmm."
Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Cheesecake Filling
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 8-ounce pkgs.)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • Canned whipped cream
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      1. Make cheesecake filling by blending cream cheese, eggs, sugar, sour cream and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer on high speed, until smooth. Pour mixture into a large saucepan and cook over medium/high heat, stirring often, for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. The mixture should stick to the spoon when it's inverted. Pour cheesecake filling into a covered container and chill for several hours, until cold.

      2. To prepare each serving, spoon 2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs into a 6-ounce rocks glass, and top with 1/3 cup of cheesecake filling. Spoon 2 tablespoons of strawberries and syrup on top of the cheesecake filling, and top off the dessert with whipped cream.

      Makes 4 servings.

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Score: 4.83. Votes: 6
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Aug 18, 2008, 21:00

My oldest son got married out of state 3 days ago. It was my job to do desserts for rehearsal dinner and the grooms cake. I made this for 58 people! When it was announced that the grooms' mother made the cheesecake I had people coming up insisting I give them the recipe..."it's unlike any other cheesecake I've ever tasted..." Yes, and SOOO much quicker!!! Even the restaurant wanted the recipe! Of course I gave you credit, but it made me kind of famous!!!

Gail Jones
Jun 14, 2008, 21:00

Thanks Todd for that wonderful recipe. I made it for company that said they did not like desserts. They cleaned up their dishes and wanted more. This is a keeper. It's like strawberry shortcake but creamier!

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