This has been a Christmas Eve Tradition at our house for years, at least 35 or so!
I sometimes very the topping: raspberry sauce, blueberry-blackberry, fresh berries, lemon curd, (NEVER chocolate), but it is one of my favorite basic desserts, and always a winner. It is creamier than cheesecake, and easy to make. Here is the recipe AGAIN!
1 ¾ c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. melted butter
¼ c. sugar
Mix these ingredients and press into a 10 “ pyrex pie plate. Do NOT bake.
2 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
2 eggs, beaten
¾ c. sugar
2 t. vanilla
½ t. fresh lemon juice
Beat above ingredients until smooth. Pour into crust and bake at 350 for 20 min. Cool five min. and reduce oven to 325.
Mix: 1 c. sour cream, 3 T. sugar and 1 t. vanilla.
Pour over pie and bake another 10-15 min at 325. Chill. Garnish with berries or serve with your favorite berry sauce.
This year I topped the pie with fresh strawberries, and glazed them with a little heated