Cream "Cheesecake" Pie
I never even noticed that it was a "pie" until I asked for the recipe.
My sister has made cheesecakes for years and is quite the expert, but she said this was the best!
My sister got this recipe from a cookbook she got from QVC:
"Juniors's Dessert Cookbook"
I would highly recommend getting this book and it is on my Wish List!
The illustration is my own.
- 1 box
- vanilla wafers cookies
- 1 stick
- butter, melted
- 1/3 c
- 1 tsp
- baking powder
- or a crust of your choice
- 8 ounce packages cream cheese (room temp) no diet
- 1 2/3 c
- 1/4 c
- 1 Tbsp
- pure vanilla extract
- extra large eggs
- 3/4 c
- heavy or whipping cream
- 2 qt
- ripe strawberries, hulled
- 1/2 c
- strawberry jelly, melted and kept warm
- make your own glaze
- huckleberries, cherry, blueberries, raspberry, etc
- use matching jelly, or make your own
- 1 c
- fruit (fresh or frozen)
- 1 c
- 2 or 3 Tbsp
- corn starch
- sugar if needed to taste (1/4 c)
- 1 c
- extra fruit (fresh or frozen, thawed)
RECIPE FOR THE CRUST
CREAM CHEESE FILLING
TOPPING: OTHER FRUIT
Butter a 9" deep-dish pie plate.
Make the crust: (Okay to eat a couple of cookies while you are setting all the ingredients, except the fruit, on the counter before you start.)
Add all the vanilla wafer cookies to a food processor or ninja and pulse to make fine crumbs. No lumps.
Add the sugar and baking powder and pulse again, just till mixed.
If you are using the ninja, remove crumb mixture and add the melted butter and just mixed with your hands until the crumbs are moist.
If you are using the food processor, pour melted butter and pulse, pulse, pulse. Just enough for the mixture to mix together.
Press the cookie mixture into the buttered pie plate to cover the bottom and up the sides.
Put in the oven and bake about 10 minutes until set and remove and set on a wire rack until cool.
Leave the oven on.
Beat in the remaining 1 1/3 cups of sugar, then the vanilla.
Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
Hint: break egg into a small measuring cup and pour egg into mixture and then do the second one the same way. My sister has a large scoop that she can put as many eggs as needed and just drops the eggs one at a time into her mixture.
Be careful and do not over mix on this step.
Put into oven and bake until the pie is puffed, 30 to 35 minutes.
The pie filling will rise and look like it has doubled in size and then it will settle as it cools.
Set on a wire rack and let the pie cool for about an hour.
Or prep your fruit and make your topping and let it cool.
Spoon the melted, slightly warmed jelly over the berries to cover the strawberries and the top of your pie.
**Other fruit topping: spoon your fruit filling on top of your pie.
Put the cheesecake pie in refrigerator as soon as possible after you add the fruit topping, and you will have to wait at least 2 hours before slicing and eating...this is way better than having to wait till the next day.
And follow step 8.