Tuesday, October 5, 2010

No Bake Cheesecake

This is a favorite recipe from my childhood. Whenever my mom made cheesecake, this is what she would make. I haven't made it in a long time. I forgot how much I loved it. It's a lot different than traditional New York Cheesecake, but I still love the rich, cream cheese taste! Plus, it's super easy! Crust:
You can cheat and buy a pre-made graham cracker crust (which isn't as good) or make your own. I prefer to make my own, so I can make it thicker, as I LOVE the crust!
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cube butter, melted

Stir together and press on the bottom of a pie pan.

2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 can Eagle Brand
1/3 cup lemon juice

Whip the cream cheese until beat smooth. Slowly pour in the Eagle brand and lemon juice and continue whipping until it's super smooth. Pour over prepared crust and chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

Topping: I love canned cherry pie filling, although I pick out the cherries! But you can top it with anything or just enjoy it plain.

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