Mama's Cream Cheese Pie

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

During our last move, I found this recipe tucked in one of my old books. I guess I had been using this recipe as a bookmark! There is something so nostalgic about seeing my Grandmother's, Mama as we called her, handwriting.

I'd been meaning to make this for a while. Of course, I started thinking, "How can I make this my own?" I decided to make a shortcake pie crust and it was sinful. While researching other cream cheese pies, I noticed many of them called for a topping. This sour cream topping from Food Network was exactly what I was looking for. A couple of changes were added but the final is a perfect holiday, or anytime, dessert!

 

Cream Cheese Pie

Shortcake Pie Crust Ingredients

    - 5 to 6 leftover buttermilk biscuits (1 1/2 cups crumbs) - 4 tablespoons melted butter - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Pie Filling Ingredients

    - 9 ounces cream cheese, softened - 1/4 cup heavy cream - 3 eggs, room temperature - 1 cup sugar - Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla - pinch of salt

Sour Cream Topping

    - 1 cup sour cream - 3 tablespoons sugar - 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 1. In a food processor, pulse the biscuits into crumbs. Add in melted butter and vanilla. Pulse until combined. 1. Pour out into a pie dish and press the crumbs evenly over the bottom and the up the sides. 1. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool completely. 1. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. 1. While the crust is cooling, make the pie filling. 1. Using a stand mixer or hand held, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until well combined. Add the heavy cream, lemon zest and juice, vanilla and salt. Mix until combined. Add the eggs and beat until smooth and creamy. 1. Pour into cooled pie crust and bake for 30 minutes or until the center is no longer jiggly. 1. Refrigerate for three hours. 1. In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla. 1. Just before serving, top the pie with the sour cream mixture. Enjoy!
"I treasure the recipes passed down from my family. Both of my grandmothers were amazing cooks. My mom is fabulous as well. I hope I am living up to the women before me!" ~Carrie
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