Summertime means that we have so many yummy fruits available....peaches, blueberries and strawberries to name a few. These fruits taste so yummy on cheesecake. Many do not consider Cheesecake an easy dessert but I am sharing a recipe that I have used for over 35 years. I call it Liane's Cheesecake. Liane was my neighbor in Louisville. We were both young moms and our daughters were good friends. I can still see Liane standing in her doorway as Amelia walked down the sidewalk to play with Lauren. And other days I would stand in the door way and wait for Lauren to walk to our house. Liane and I shared lots of common interests including crafts and cooking.
One day I mentioned to Liane that I enjoyed cheesecake but it was so difficult to make. ( I was not a very experienced cook at that time). Liane gave me her recipe and I have used it and shared it over the years. I have probably shared this before but I have some new readers who might like to try this recipe.
1 Keebler graham cracker pie crust ( purchase the larger extra two serving size) These can be hard to find so I pick up several when I find them in the stores.
1 pound sour cream
1 block cream cheese( softened)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until well mixed. Add sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour into pie crust and bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes.
Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.
Cut into slices and serve plain or add the topping of your choice.
The hardest thing about this cheesecake is allowing it to sit in the fridge for 8 hours. This is a great company dessert as it is made ahead and you have one dish marked off your list!!