7-up Lemon Cheesecake With Strawberry Glaze *

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-----------------------7-UP FILLING----------------------1 pk Unflavored gelatin 1.5 c 7-up; divided 1 sm Lemon pudding & pie filling; not instant 6 tb Sugar 2 Eggs; beaten 0.75 c Water 11 oz Cream cheese; softened ---------------------STRAWBERRY GLAZE-------------------- half c Strawberry jelly; melted Fresh strawberries -=OR=unsweetened frozen, thawed whole strawberries CRUST: Combine well the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Press onto bottom and partway up sides of buttered 23 cm springform pan; chill. FILLING: Soften unflavored gelatin in quarter cup 7-up for 4 minutes. In a saucepan combine pie filling, sugar, beaten eggs and water. Blend well. Add 1- quarter cup 7-up and bring just to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in softened gelatin; cool 3 minutes. Add half cup of this warm mixture to softened cream cheese; mash together. Mix together with remaining 7-up mixture and stir until well blended. Turn into chilled crust and chill for at least 8 hours. Remove from pan and add topping. TOPPING: Brush top of chilled cheesecake with melted jelly. Arrange strawberried upright on cake and spoon any remaining melted jelly over them. -----