No-Bake Lotus Cheesecake from Halwa Bakery & Cafe

ROANOKE, Va. – No oven? no problem!

Karmen George, owner of Halwa Bakery & Cafe in Blacksburg, has created a deliciously perfect cheesecake inspired by his Mediterranean heritage that is no-bake, egg-free and has a hint of spice thanks to Lotus Biscoff cookies. Yes, cookies are distributed as snacks during an airplane flight.

To make the crust, take a package and a half of Biscoff cookies and put them in a food processor until you get a sandy mixture. Add a cup of sugar and a cup of melted butter and mix until it is a mixture of wet sand. Press crust mixture into pie pan, creating a crust about half an inch thick. George suggests pressing down the edges with a measuring cup. Refrigerate the pie crust for about an hour before adding the filling on top.

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 package Biscoff cookies

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup of sugar

Cheesecake:

  • 2 blocks of cream cheese (room temperature)

  • 1 cup whipped cream

  • 1 can of condensed milk

  • Half jar of Biscoff Cookie Butter

  • A teaspoon of vanilla powder

  • A teaspoon of gelatin (dissolved in water)

George said to take 2 blocks of cream cheese and whip them with a mixer. While mixing, add a cup of whipped cream, a can of condensed milk, half the container of biscuit butter, a teaspoon of vanilla powder and a teaspoon of gelatin. Add the mixture to the pie pan and refrigerate for four hours before serving.

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Sprinkle Biscoff cookie crumble on top.

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