Thursday, January 22, 2015

Strawberry-Banana Cheesecake

I love having dinner with our friends. We each take turns hosting and rotate between us what we bring so the cooking doesn't all fall onto the person that hosts. That  makes it a relaxing and enjoyable evening for all. My friend Irmi brought this delicious dessert and shared the recipe with us. A meal and good friends, I can't think of a more enjoyable way to spend an evening. If you are intimidated to host a dinner party because you don't have enough time to do it all, call your friends, let everyone bring something, sit back, relax and enjoy the evening.


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups graham wafer crumbs (Chocolate Oreo crumbs are good too)
  • 1//2 cup butter, melted
  • 1- 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 31/2 cups cold milk, divided
  • 2 cups whipped cream or cool whip
  • 3 cups of strawberries, sliced (Fresh or frozen that has been drained well)
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 boxes of Dr. Oetker's Strawberry Mousse
  • 2 skor toffee chocolate bars, crushed
Directions:
  1. Mix the graham wafer crumbs with the melted butter. 
  2. Press the crumbs firmly into a 9x13 pan.
  3. Refrigerate until the filling is made. 
  4. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla with a mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of  whipped cream, and combine well. 
  6. Pour over the crumbs and spread to fill the pan.
  7. Top the cream cheese layer with strawberries, bananas, pineapple.
  8. Mix the the strawberry mousse with the remaining milk according to package directions. 
  9. Spread over the fruit.
  10. Top with remaining whipped cream and crushed chocolate bars. 
  11. Chill the dessert for at least 4 hours or overnight.

9 comments:

  1. Hei ...oh delicioso!Bussi.Luciene.

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  2. This looks like a perfect Valentine's dessert? Yum!

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    1. Good idea! I'll remember that for Valentine's day.

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  3. Oh my goodness....I wish I could have that slice right now! yum!

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  4. Aw, that's a nice old fashioned dessert! Pretty, too!

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  5. This looks really tasty! Strawberry and banana go well together.

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  6. This looks like a real winner anytime it's presented at the table. My only question is 'what size of crushed pineapple' - my thought it might be a 14 oz.

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  7. In looking at this dessert again I'm thinking you could do it in small glasses and put on a buffet table.

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  8. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I want to try chocolate strawberry cake .. What are the changes I have to in this recipe for making chocolate strawberry cake.

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