How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375*F.
  • In food processor with knife blade attached, combine the flour, salt and 1/3 cup sugar, pulse until blended.
  • Add butter and pulse until mixture resemble course meal.
  • Add lemon extract, then ice water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, pulsing until moist clumps form.
  • Gather dough into a ball, flatten to a disk.
  • Wrap disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 1 hour (if chilled overnight, let dough stand 30 minutes at room temperature before rolling).
  • On a large sheet of parchment paper, with floured rolling pin, roll dough into 12" round.
  • Using 11" dinner plate as a guide and with sharp knife cut 11" round from dough, discard trimmings.
  • Transfer round, still on parchment to large cookie sheet.
  • Flute the dough.
  • refrigerate or freeze on cookie sheet, about 10 minutes to firm dough slightly.
  • Bake dough 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool crust completely on cookie sheet on wire rack, about 20 minutes.
  • When crust is cool, in medium bowl with spoon mix cream cheese, sour cream, crystallized ginger and remaining 3 Tbsp. sugar until blended.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture on crust.
  • Arrange strawberries wide ends down in concentric circles in cream cheese mixture to cover. Garnish center with tip of basil.

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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    It looks and sound, so very delicious! I love strawberries and cream cheese!
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Boy this sounds incredible! Easy, quick, tasty? A perfect trio! My 5 to you.
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    " It was excellent "
    jovi_nutt ate it and said...
    Just beautiful, and I'm sure it tastes amazing!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Perfect....can't wait to try this one!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Strawberrys and Cream cheese(YUM) got to make this.
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