This Kahlua cream cheese pie is a deliciously indulgent dessert that’s inspired by the Marie Callender’s pie. Get the recipe now!
Okay, time for a not-so-healthy but extremely delicious dessert.
Velvety-smooth Kahlua cream cheese filling is baked on top of a buttery, chocolate cookie crust and then topped with a tangy sour cream layer to provide some balance to this indulgent-tasting dessert.
Trust me, after one bite you’ll understand why this is my mom’s birthday dessert of choice!
With my mom’s birthday often falling on the same weekend (and sometimes the same day) as mother’s day, the middle of May always meant having lots of pie around the house, specifically Marie Callender’s pies.
While there are still frozen Marie Calendar pies you can buy in the store, I’m talking about freshly made ones from the restaurant.
Every year my mom would get a fresh Strawberry Pie for mother’s day and a Kahlua Cream Cheese Pie with a chocolate crust for her birthday.
As a kid I always preferred the strawberry one, as the coffee and slight alcohol flavors were not up my alley.
However, as I have grown up and grown into a coffee addiction, I crave the Kahlua one every May.
Unfortunately a few years ago all the Marie Calendars closed around our house, so my mom had to go without her traditional birthday pie. And that just seemed so wrong.
The traditional Marie Callender’s dessert was called a cream cheese pie, so that’s the name I went with as well.
It’s also similar to pie in that you make it in a pie crust, pre-bake the crust first, and doesn’t require a water bath for baking.
But texture-wise, this dessert is full cheesecake.
While not a “healthy” recipe, it’s one that brings back a lot of lovely memories. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with an occasional indulgence, especially when shared with people you love.
However, if you want a healthier cheesecake recipe, check out one of these recipes:
So here’s a toast to my mom’s birthday for inspiring this sinfully delicious treat!
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This looks great! I can’t wait to try it. Happy Birthday and Mother’s Day to your Mom!!!
Thanks Marco! I’ll be curious to see what you think of it. And thank you :)!