Free-form Strawberry Cheesecake

Free-form Strawberry CheesecakeRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Powdered sugar dissolves almost instantly when stirred into berries, while granulated sugar needs stand time. We chose powdered for this quick-to-put-together recipe.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes


2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
4 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided
1 1/2 cups ready-to-eat cheesecake filling
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
6 crisp gourmet cookies, crumbled
Garnishes: crisp gourmet cookies, lime slices


1. Stir together strawberries and 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar.

2. Stir together cheesecake filling, lime zest, lime juice, and remaining 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar.

3. Spoon cheesecake mixture into 6 (6-oz.) glasses or ramekins. Sprinkle with crumbled cookies. Top with strawberries. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Philadelphia Ready-To-Eat Cheesecake Filling and Biscoff cookies.