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Cream Cheese Pie 2011

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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!

Crust:
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.

Filling:
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
current jelly.

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Comments (4)

Mindy:

Palma, Cheese Pie is a tradition in my family too! Looks like the exact recipe my mom has made since I was a little girl. This year and more recent years, my sister has made the pie. I missed out this year because I wasn't able to stay for dinner on Christmas night.
It really is one of the most delicious pies I've ever eaten!!
Felice Anno Nuovo!!

Susie L:

Palma, if that tastes half as good as it looks, it is surely a winner!

Nancy L:

Thank you for reminding me about the cream cheese pie. I'll make it for New Year's Day. It is too yummy not to serve! Happy New Year!
Nancy

Chris:

That looks lovely! I am so NOT a chocolate eater (feel like a traitor to my gender), and that lemon curd option sounds wonderful.

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