Pay de Queso (Mexican "cheesecake")

Aurora McBee

By
@aurora

This recipe was given to me by my Mexican "mom" Redi, the mother of an exchange student I went to school with. Ninive, the exchange student, and I became great friends while she was here in the US and I have been to Mexico several times to visit her family.

I loved the texture of Pay de Queso and requested it on every trip to Mexico. Redi happily obliged and gave me a copy of her family's recipe.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
maria's cracker (or graham) crumbs
1/3 c
butter, melted
12 oz
evaporated milk
14 oz
sweetened condensed milk
3
eggs
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
cream cheese

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350*.
2Mix together the cracker crumbs and butter. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9" pie plate. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3Beat together the remaining ingredients. Beat on med-high for about 1 minute. Pour into prepared crust.
4Bake 40-45 minutes, until the middle is almost set and jiggles slightly. Refrigerate 3 hours before serving.
5Serve plain, with fruit, or cajeta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican