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Cream Cheese Pie

by Spice and Spirit

  

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GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST
11 double graham crackers
4 Tbsps. sugar
1/2 cup butter or
margarine, softened

FILLING
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
12 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract

TOPPING
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsps. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Reserved crumbs

USE: 9 inch deep dish pie plate
YIELDS: 8 servings

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST: Crush graham crackers in blender until finely ground. Reserve 1/4 cup crumbs for topping. Place remainder in a large bowl. Add sugar and butter to remaining crumbs and mix well. Line deep dish pie plate and refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 375ᅵ.

FILLING: In a large bowl beat eggs well. Add sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla and beat until well blended. Pour into crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn off oven and leave pie in oven for I hour; remove and cool for 10 minutes.

Raise oven to 450ᅵ.

TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients and pour over pie. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove and cool Sprinkle with reserved crumbs and chill for 3 hours before serving.

VARIATION Cherry Cheese Tarts: Reduce amounts of filling ingredients as follows: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 8 ounces cream cheese. Using 2 mini-cupcake pans, press a heaping teaspoon of crust mixture in the bottom of each form. Fill each crust with cream cheese mixture. Bake 10 minutes. Remove and chill thoroughly. When ready to serve top with a teaspoon of canned cherry pie filling. Yields: 24 tarts.

From Spice and Spirit, The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook, published by Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Publications


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Kosher
Literally means "fit." Commonly used to describe foods which are permitted by Jewish dietary laws, but is also used to describe religious articles (such as a Torah scroll or Sukkah) which meet the requirements of Jewish law.
Lubavitch
Also known as “Chabad,” Lubavitch is the name of a Chassidic Group founded in the 1770s. “Lubavitch” is the name of the Belarusian city where four of the Chabad Rebbes (leaders) were based. Today, the movement is based in Brooklyn, New York, with branches worldwide. Two of the most fundamental teachings of Chabad are the intellectual pursuit of understanding the divine and the willingness to help every Jew who has a spiritual or material need.