Creamy, sweet, and indulgently rich, you're going to love this Easy White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake. The best part about this insanely delicious dessert? The crust is gluten free! Get your fork ready, because the hardest part about this cheesecake is only having one piece!
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter.
Add cookie crumbs to a medium bowl. Stir in sugar and melted butter until combined. Press cookies into bottom of springform pan evenly.
Over medium heat, add strawberries, water, sugar, and corn starch to saucepan. Whisk to mix corn starch in with liquid. Bring to boil then lower heat to simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a double boiler, melt white chocolate. Whisk in half and half. Once smooth and combined, remove from heat and let cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl (or stand mixer), beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla. Slowly incorporate one egg at a time, waiting until completely combined before adding next egg. Add melted white chocolate to cream cheese mixture and mix until just combined.
Pour half of the batter into springform pan. Drizzle with 3-4 tbsp sauce from strawberry topping. Add remaining batter and smooth with a spoon until spread evenly.
Bake 45-50 minutes, or until sides of cake are set (about 1-inch in) and middle still wiggles. Once done, turn off oven and open door a few inches. Allow cheesecake to cool in the oven for about 60 minutes.
Remove from oven, top with strawberries, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 8 hours before removing from pan and serving.
Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!Cookie crumbs can be made easily by pulsing cookies in a food processor. You can follow this recipe with gluten free or regular cookies.I recommend placing a baking sheet under your springform pan, just in case it leaks, depending on the quality of your pan.Make a double boiler by simmering water in a clean saucepan and placing a glass bowl on top. Melt the chocolate in the glass bowl, stirring often.