So I am going through my old recipe box (remember back-in-the-day, before you could pull up any of 10 bazillion recipes from the web in an instant, you had to use either your own cookbooks or a recipe from your recipe box that usually came from a friend or your grandma?) looking for something cool to take to a party. Cool as in it is eyeball-melting-hot today and I want to bring something cool! I was thinking along the lines of my grandmas strawberry yogurt pie maybe.
Then I found this Cheesecake Pie. The recipe was sparse. Was there really 18 oz of cream cheese? Wow. (no). What was the whip cream? I had never made this one. I was intrigued!
So I had to re-interpret the recipe from my grandma, who has not been with us these 25 years now. But her memories, and recipes, live on.
I can see myself collecting old recipe boxes. Too bad this one got away.
Grandmas Cheesecake Pie
- Yield: 1 pie
- Prep: 10 minutes mins
Probably from some old fundraiser cookbook, this is a pleaser, easy to make, cool and wonderful.
- 1 graham cracker pie crust ready made or make your own
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 container of cool whip I think it was 8 oz?
- 1 cup sour cream
- Gather your ingredients. Open up the crust package. Get out a mixer. Mix the cream cheese and sugar until light and blended.
- Mix in the sour cream and Cool Whip. I used a wooden spoon for this part to kind of fold in the ingredients.
- Pour into the crust and chill. Thats it! I usually freeze until a couple of hours before I need to serve it. It should be chilled, not served frozen.