Thursday, September 9, 2010

Appeals to Menfolks!

Lemon Cheese Cake Pie
Sunkist Lemons
Woman's Home Companion
October 1951

This recipe came from a Sunkist Lemon advertisement and claims to be a new discovery--an easier way to make a cheese cake.

The graham cracker crust is easy to make, just combine the sugar, butter and crumbs and press into the pie dish along the bottoms and sides.

Creating the lattice design with the crumbs was easier than I expected--I just used a teaspoon and free-handed it.
Voila! Just bake it for 35 minutes and let it cool in the refrigerator. It's probably the easiest and tastiest cheese cake recipe I have come across.

Lemon Cheese Cake Pie
-3 3-oz. packages of cream cheese (or one 8-oz package)
-2 tbsp. butter
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 whole egg
-2 tbsp. flour
-2/3 cup milk
-1/4 cup fresh Sunkist lemon juice
-2 tbsp. grated lemon peel
-1 graham cracker crust (8 inch)

Cream the cheese and butter; add sugar and whole egg. Mix well. Add flour, then milk. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Pour into unbaked graham cracker pie shell. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 35 minutes in moderate oven at 350 F. Chill and serve. (Extra good topped with sour cream.) Serves 6-8.

Graham Cracker Crust
Crush graham crackers to make 1 1/4 cup fine crumbs. Add 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. Mix well. Reserve 1/4 cup of mixture for topping. Press remainder on bottom and sides of 8-inch pie plate. Chill until set.


  1. tastes as delicious as it looks!

  2. I will definitely be making this for my manfolk, but mainly for myself.

  3. by manfolk could you mean a luscious woman-i.e. me- who likes men and loves cheesecake??