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    Default How Do You Prepare Frozen Strawberries For Cheesecake Topping?

    Sorry for all the request but im so short on time and need this asap since the party is tomorrow. How do you prepare frozen strawberries as topping for cheesecake. I remember something cooking them in sugar and something else but I have not done it in such a long time I forget.

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    Raspberry topping (exchange strawberries)

    1 (10 ounce) package thawed frozen red raspberries in syrup
    1/4 cup red currant jelly or red raspberry jam
    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    Drain 2/3 cup syrup from raspberries. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine syrup, jelly and cornstarch. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and clear. Cool. Stir in raspberries.



    Frozen Fruit topping

    Mixed Fruit must be frozen. Even if you have fresh fruit - you must freeze it first. Blueberries and strawberries hold up best, black berries and raspberries fall apart while cooking. Even though they fall apart, they do add a wonderful flavor. Depending on the juiciness of the fruit, you may have to add more flour - and knowing how much will come with practice.

    Place frozen fruit in medium to large sauce pan.

    Cover with 3 Tablespoons of flour, mix thoroughly being careful not crush fruit.

    Add 1 Cup of sugar, and carefully mix again.

    Add 1 Tablespoon Vanilla and 1 Tablespoon Almond Extract

    Turn on heat to medium and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. It is important to do this slowly and not with too high of a heat. Thorough stirring in the beginning is very important.

    Once mixture becomes liquid, taste to determine if more sugar is required.

    Continue stirring once topping begins to simmer (bubble) and reduce heat to low - medium. Stir until mixture thickens. It will continue to thicken as it cools, but it needs to be reasonably thick before you take it off the heat.

    Let topping cool at 30 minutes to 1 hour. Once cooled, pour on top of cake. Topping may become too thick to pour if refrigerated for a long period of time, so you may want to make the topping the next day depending on your schedule.

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    Thank you so much Rubelishous! Plus you saved me I forgot I also had two bags of raspberries in the freezer...oooops! better make them too..hahaha Thanks again

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    I buy the frozen berries with sugar in them and just defrost the whole bag and top my cheesecake. I don't add anything to them. Kinda' defeats the purpose of buying frozen, huh?

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    ***Topping***
    1 cup Sugar
    3 tablespoons Corn Starch
    1 (12 oz.) can 7-UP or Sprite
    1 pint Strawberries

    For Topping: In a medium sized sauce pan combine sugar, cornstarch, strawberries and 7-UP until creamy. Cook over a medium to a medium high heat until the mixture becomes thick. When this mixture becomes thick, cool to room temperature, and add a couple of drops of red food coloring.

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