What an absolutely wonderful recipe! I followed all of the directions as stated, except that I took the 1/4 cup of lemon juice down to 1 Tb. as some reviewers mentioned that it was a bit too lemon-flavored (I personally thought the flavor was perfect as I did it, and feel that I wouldn't have liked it as much with more lemon.). I also did the same process with blueberries as the recipe said to do for the strawberries (blending with the corn starch, boiling , etc...though I did add a bit of blueberry jam to the mixture for a little more sweetness, since the frozen blueberries I had didn't have any added sugar), and did a layer of blueberries in the middle. It was basically, crust, cheesecake, blueberry swirled layer, cheesecake, strawberry swirled layer on top. It was absolutely perfect for 4th of July (I called it "Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake"), and was a hit with everyone who tasted it. I do feel, however, that even without the blueberry layer, that this would still be a 5-star recipe. Also, with baking, I didn't completely do a water bath (though I do recommend them, even though this recipe doesn't mention it); I just put a loaf pan filled halfway with water in the over with the cheesecake, and when it was done, I just left it in the oven for an hour to completely cool before even opening the oven door. No cracks at all!!! It turned out so beautifully! :) I even froze it before serving (setting it out to defrost 5-6 hours before serving), and it was great!!
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What an absolutely wonderful recipe! I followed all of the directions as stated, except that...