Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Easy Summer Dessert

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.

Liane's Cheesecake

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
2 eggs
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!!


Laurel Wood said...

I love cheesecake. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope you have a good day, Arlene.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Thank you. That seems easy enough but like you said, leaving it in the fridge is the hardest part! Have a good Wednesday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The cheesecake sounds so good...a perfect summertime dessert. I have some ricotta left over from making lasagna and I need to us it in some recipe. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I wrote that because you reminded me that I had some ricotta in the fridge. I realize your recipe doesn't call for it! Thinking out loud! lol Hugs!

Robin in Virginia said...

Sounds delicious, Arlene! Thank you for sharing!

Margie said...

Just sent this recipe to my cookbook in my phone so all supplies can be purchased next trip to town and then some yummy blueberries from the freezer for the topping. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, it sounds delicious. I've never thought to buy a prepared pie crust!

Mrs.T said...

This sounds like a great recipe, Arlene! I have a cheesecake recipe I have used for years, but this sounds so easy with the purchased crust. I will have to give it a try!

sharon said...

Cheesecake is a favorite dessert for several of my grands. I will definitely be giving this a try! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Arlene, that sounds so simple and delicious!! I always buy that extra portion graham cracker crust too! :-)

Linda said...

I think I could make this!! It will be the perfect dessert for our Saturday honey harvesting party!

moosecraft said...

Mmmmmm.....cheescake....with fresh peaches....mmmmmm! :-) Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Mary said...

Arlene, Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert so I will certainly be trying this. I will look for the pie crust, are they in the frozen section?

Terri D said...

Joe loves cheesecake and I never make it... always buy it. I have added this recipe to my Pinterest!! It does sound pretty easy and must be delicious if you have been making it all these years! Thanks!