- ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, melted
- 1 package (8 oz) Challenge Cream Cheese
- ¾-1 cup fresh strawberries, divided
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 oz melted semisweet chocolate for garnish (optional)
1In a small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar. Add melted butter; mix well. Press into the bottom of 5 to 6-inch diameter springform pan. Chill until firm.
2Wash strawberries and pat dry. Hull and chop into ¼-inch pieces enough for ½-cup. Reserve remaining berries for garnish.
3In mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add heavy cream and beat until mixture becomes thick and stiff. Beat in a small amount (less than half) of chopped strawberries to give a uniform pink color to the mixture; then fold in remaining berries. Pour onto prepared crust.
4Drizzle top with melted chocolate and garnish with chocolate dipped strawberries, if desired. Chill several hours.
5Run a thin knife or metal spatula around sides of the pan. Remove sides. Serve topped with sliced fresh strawberries or a drizzle of chocolate.
!If using 1 tub (8 oz) Challenge Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread in place of regular cream cheese and chopped strawberries, reduce sugar by 1 Tablespoon.