My in-laws were in town last weekend which is always a treat. My mother in law is a great cook and always whips something up when they are here. She is an expert at cinnamon rolls and orange rolls amongst many other yummy things. On Sunday she made us this delicious strawberry cheesecake dessert. Its very similar to cheesecake but creamier and lighter. Its easy and definitely a crowd pleaser! This is the recipe straight from her...
Pre-made graham cracker pie crust.
Mix until smooth:
3 oz cream cheese (that is the small one, but if I can't find a small one I just cut a large one in half, which is a little more than 3 oz but works)
1 C. powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
In another bowl whip 1 cup whipping cream (only whip a little because when you mix with cream cheese mixture it will mix more)
then mix with cream cheese mixture and whip until stiff and smooth.
Spoon white mixture into the pie shell (higher around edges to make a bowl)
Cut strawberries and put in strawberry jell and spoon into pie cream. The jell I use is usually found near the strawberries in the produce. Marie's is a good brand. Spoon strawberries and jell onto the pie.
*She didn't say how many strawberries to use. Obviously you can use according to your preference. I prefer less than is pictured because I like to taste the yumminess of the cream cheese filling.