Monday, April 6, 2015

Speedy Cheesecake Pie

My step-son who now lives with us is a cheesecake fiend! He absolutely loves the stuff. The thing is, I don't bake cheesecake - cheesecake is hard to make. You have to have a special pan and bake it in a water bath and lots of really hard steps. I am not quite up to that, but I do really love cheesecake!

This recipes is one that my mother in law used to make and it has terrific cheesecake flavor and texture - but it is so easy. So Very Very Easy! 


1 1/2 cups graham cracker or digestive biscuits crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla,
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs

1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

How to make it

Mix the cracker mixture with the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon.
Press along the bottom of a greased 9 inch pie plate.

Beat softened cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually blend in sugar, lemon juice, half of the vanilla, and salt. Add eggs, one at a time; beating well after each.

Pour into the graham cracker crust.

Bake at 325*F for 25-30 minutes until set.

Mix sour cream, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl. Spread the warm cheesecake with the sour cream topping and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Chill and serve with sliced sweetened strawberries.

And Ta-DA!  You are know a cheesecake guru supreme making you the best step-mom in the whole wide world!