Monday, March 16, 2015

A Great Cheesecake Recipe for St. Patrick's Day

Why not create an easy and fun St. Patrick's Day treat?  If you don't want to make the whole recipe, you could also start with a store bought pie and add the green sour cream topping for a fast easy treat to celebrate with.

This was fairly easy to make and yet all so delicious. It is also a great way to get the kids involved in cooking.

I just took a basic recipe and modified it a bit to fit my taste preferences and what a great outcome!

Here is my basic recipe:

2 packages of cream cheese
1 8 ounce container of sour cream
1 fresh lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/2 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Flour

1 1/2 C. Crushed Graham Crackers
1/2 C. Crushed Almonds
1/2 C. Melted Butter

1 8 ounce container of sour cream
1/4 C. Sugar
a few drops of green food coloring(the more you add, the greener your pie will be)

First make the crust. Take the three ingredients, graham crackers, almonds and melted butter and mix these until the melted butter is thoroughly incorporated into the crust mixture. Then press in a spring form pan, I used an 8" pan and almost did not have enough room. So make sure you have a good large one.

Next, place this in the refrigerator.

Then take the cheesecake ingredients and whip them together. Make sure to do this when the cream cheese is at room temperature. I took mine out about thirty minutes before I started making the recipe. Then just start adding the ingredients one by one and whip them all together with the blender.

While doing this, preheat the oven to 425 F. Pour the batter in the crust and place it in the oven for forty minutes. Then take the sour cream mixture and spread it over the cheesecake and cook for fifteen more minutes. Then open the oven when it is done and let it sit for another forty-five minutes. Now take it out and place it in the refrigerator. Let it chill for at least 8 hours. Enjoy!

You could also do this for other holidays, just add different colors of food coloring.

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