pay de queso (mexican "cheesecake")

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Aurora McBee
from Great Falls, MT

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pay de queso (mexican "cheesecake")

  • 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

How To Make pay de queso (mexican "cheesecake")

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