Paranormal comedy author Patricia Eimer got this recipe from the mom of her best friend from childhood. “It was part of a homemade cookbook that my friends’ moms made for me when I left home and got my very first apartment.
I never really used the cookbook those first few years but when I moved to England it ended up in one of the boxes I shipped over. So, there I was in a country where I might have spoken the same language as my boyfriend at the time, but half the time I didn’t understand him. Then he announces that his mum is coming to visit and he thought it would be nice to invite her round for tea and desert after dinner. Which was a bit of a stunner for me because before then I didn’t do mums, tea, or baking. Out came the cookbook and I found this recipe stashed in the back with a note on it — ideal for impressing future mother in laws.
Long story short, the recipe was a success even if the relationship wasn’t. It’s worked successfully on every mother I’ve had to meet since (in three countries) including my current mother in law. And that first visit with mum? She’s actually used a modified UK version of this recipe on her own mother in law.”
No Bake Cheesecake
- 1 premade pie crust ( I always go with cookie crusts)
- 1 block of softened cream cheese (make sure it’s softened otherwise it will break your mixer if you try to mix it)
- 1 tub of Kool Whip ( I prefer using either French Vanilla or if you like it really strawberry flavored try the Strawberry Kool Whip)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp of vanilla
- 1/2 package of the strawberry glaze that are routinely sold next to the premade angel food cakes in the supermarket bakery
- Chocolate syrup to taste
And if you want to get fancy:
Two cleaned, fresh strawberries and some chocolate shavings
Two chocolate dipped strawberries
In electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, Kool whip, vanilla and sugar together until smooth. Then slowly add strawberry glaze and chocolate sauce until the mixture is all the same color and consistency.
Next, pour mixture into premade pie crust and refridgerate for four hours minimum so that the mixture firms up.
Optional: Prior to serving adorn with strawberries and chocolate curls or chocolate dipped strawberries.
Give Patricia’s book, Luck of the Devil, a taste. It’s deliciously sinful, just like her cheesecake.
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