Easy and Delicious Cheese Cake Recipes
Slice of Cheese Cake Pie
History of Cheese Cake
There are numerous cheesecake recipes, but cheesecake is believed to have first been made in Greece on the island of Samos. Athletics were served cheesecake at the very first Olympic Games that were held in 776 B.C.
Cheese was actually first made in 2000 B.C. as reported by anthropologists that found cheese molds. The cheesecake was considered a good source of energy, which is why it was fed to athletics. The cheesecake was also used as a wedding cake. At that time it was a simple recipe that only needed flour, wheat, honey and cheese. Athenaeus is credited with writing the first cheesecake recipe in 230 A.D., but the Greeks had already been making this dessert for 2000 years.
The Romans conquered Greece and added crushed cheese and eggs to the cheesecake recipe, which was served for special occasions. After that, Europeans had the recipe and put their own spin on making the cheesecake to their liking.
Now, there are many complex recipes with numerous flavors.
Cheese Cake Pie Recipe
There are not many deserts that are better than cheese cake, and this particular one is an easy recipe. Around 1959 or 1960, we had a neighbor from Australia named Mrs. Slack. We loved her, as she was so sweet to all the children in the neighborhood, and she was a fabulous cook.
This recipe is one we received from her, and it has been a family favorite for decades. It tastes like a cheese cake, but it is really more like a Cheese Pie. The first part of the recipe is for the graham cracker crust. I am too lazy for that; I buy them ready made. However, it is easy to make a graham cracker crust. The rest of the recipe is simple and easy.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 stick margarine
- 2 tbsp. Sugar
- 12 oz cream cheese (let soften at room temp.)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Mix filling ingredients until smooth; pour into the pie crust. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes.
Remove pie from oven & let cool, then spread on topping.
- 3/4 pint thick sour cream
- 2 tbsp. Sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Return to oven for 5-10 minutes, let cool. Then refrigerate pie overnight
This recipe is so delicious. It was made for my birthday yesterday, rather than a traditional cake I had a cheese pie.
You can also top it with cherry pie filling or any fruit you enjoy. Just leave the topping off and add the fruit. I enjoy the flavor so much, plain works fine for me. I hope if you are a cheese cake lover you will try this easy recipe, because it is worth the effort.
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New York Cheesecake
This is another delicious recipe for a New York Cheese cake. You can purchase a graham cracker crust or make your own. This is also a very tasty easy dessert..
- 15 graham crackers, crushed
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9" spring form pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix graham crackers crumbs with melted butter. Press into bottom of springboard pan.
- In a large bowel, mix creams cheese with sugar until smooth.
- Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate.
- Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth.
- Pour filling into prepared crust.
- Bake in oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let the cake cool in the oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours which will prevent cracking.
- Chill in refrigerator until serving.
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I hope if you are a cheese cake lover that you will try these recipes. Since cheesecake has been popular for thousands of years, the chances are your family and friends will enjoy this dessert. They are easy recipes to make and most likely your family will enjoy your efforts.
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