Thursday, July 1, 2010

Strawberry Cheese Pie

© 1991 "From Ellie's Kitchen to Yours"

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 lb cream cheese, at room temp.
2 eggs
2/3 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 C sour cream
2 T sugar
3/4 to 1 C red currant jelly
2 pts fresh strawberries

Combine cream cheese, eggs and ⅔ cup sugar and beat for about 10 minutes. Fold in vanilla. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes. Mix sour cream with 2 tablespoons sugar, spoon on top of pie and bake 5 minutes longer. Cool. Melt jelly until syrupy. Coat each strawberry with jelly and place on pie, stem end down. Pour remaining jelly over the top. Chill. When fresh berries are not available, canned pie filling may be used as topping.