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Mom's Cream Cheese Pie

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 45 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

Cream Cheese Filling:

12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cups granulated sugar 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs, at room temperature

Sour Cream Topping:

1 cup sour cream

3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. For the graham cracker crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, confectioners' sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely before filling. Leave the oven on.
  3. For the cream cheese filling: Put the cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs in a medium bowl and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and bake until set, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before topping; leave the oven on.
  4. For the sour cream topping: Combine the sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Spread onto the pie and bake 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. Slice and serve.