Monday, June 21, 2010

Pie Plate Cheesecake



I have been making this pie plate sized cheesecake for years since we first ate it at our friend's Shirley's house.  Every now and then my beloved requests this cheesecake. . .it is simple and quick and perfect for a small dinner party if you don't want a lot of leftover dessert in the house.  With fresh fraser valley strawberries now ripe  . .it is the tastiest combination.

  • 1 1/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
Melt the butter and combine with the crumbs and the sugar and press into a 9 inch deep pie plate.
  • 2  250 gram / 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 farm fresh eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Beat together the softened cream cheese and the sugar.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the vanilla and then pour into the crumb crust pie plate.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F.  It should still be a bit jiggly in the center.

While it is baking mix together
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Spread over the cheesecake after it has slightly cooled.
Refrigerate to chill for several hours.

18 comments:

  1. Nice- with strawberries abundant it's a great time for cheesecake!

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  2. Your cheesecake looks yummy....I'm sure it was. Haven't had cheesecake lately...I may have to now. Kathy

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  3. I love cheesecake with sour cream topping! I have a pumpkin cheesecake recipe with sour cream topping I LOVE! I can't wait to try out this recipe :)

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  4. This is a wonderful recipe to have when you want to make a smaller cheesecake...Thank you for posting it.

    Cheesecake and strawberries go so very well together....and yours looks beautiful.

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  5. Yummy! do you have an extra fork?

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  6. Yummy! And I have all of the ingredients on hand,I see dessert for tomorrow night.

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  7. Oh my!! I made it today. Just had a piece it was not quit cold enough but I still enjoyed it. Tomorrow I am sure it will be even better :)

    This one is going in the recipe folder
    Thank You

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  8. The perfect size cheesecake for small households! Thanks so much.

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  9. There's nothing like a good slice of cheesecake! And all the better with fresh Fraser Valley strawberries.

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  10. I can almost taste it ! Wonderful Lovella!

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  11. this one's a keeper, can't wait to give it a try

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  12. This cheesecake is perfect!! The texture is creamy, and no cracking!! :) I had been searching for the perfect take-to recipe, where I always had all the ingredients on hand, and this is it!! I love your website, recipes and pictures. I've also made the Maple Fudge Sour Cream Cake, and it's a keeper, too. Excellent job!!

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  13. why is it that every baked cheesecake that i have ever made as cracked, except this one? It was great! So simple, all the ingredients are on hand, and the perfect size. I made this for some friends that were stopping in, on their way home from the lake. It was nice because I had it in the fridge and it was ready to go, even though they only got back from the lake at 11pm. Perfect recipe!

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  14. This looks just like the ones my mom used to make - one of the few things she ever baked. Now that I finally have some nice pie plates, I was happy to find a cheesecake recipe that doesn't require a spring form pan. Still working on that acquisition ;op

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  15. I made this for company the other night and it is not only SO amazing it is easy and fool proof. I have never baked a cheesecake right. I substituted the sour cream with plain greek yogurt and it was AMAZING. Thank you so much!!

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  16. Daniel from OhioApril 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    I come back to this recipe time and again - it is simple, yet so delicious. It reminds my family of the cheesecake we enjoyed at the Columbus, Ohio F & R Lazarus Department Store, now macy*s with no more cheesecake. This is so much simpler - no springform pan and no 30 minute beatiung time. We make 2 each each holiday for our family of 5 - so that we have some to enjoy the week after. Thank you for publishing this recipe!

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  17. Thanks for the recipe! It was the first time I made cheesecake. And even though I only had a bit more over half the filling it called for, it turned out great! The whole family loved it!

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