Tiffani Thiessen's Mom's Cream Cheese Pie
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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 cup 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
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.