How fun is this? Dazzle them with this Red White and Blue Cheese Cake. No baking this one. The crust and filling are made from scratch which give it even more amazing flavor. Speed it up a little and buy a pre-made graham cracker crust, and strawberry preserves for the topping. Makes one 9" pie.
One pkg (10 ct) graham crackers preferably cinnamon and honey
or add 1 Tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbs sugar to original graham crackers
1/2 cup butter
Finely crush graham crackers-in a blender works best. Add sugar and cinnamon if needed. Melt butter and thoroughly mix with crackers until completely coated. Press mixture evenly into a 9" pie pan about 1/4 inch thickness. Bake at 350 for ten minutes.
|Red white and Blue Cheese Cake|
2 8oz pkgs cream cheese
1 5oz can condensed sweetened milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tsp vanilla
Cream Cheese should be at room temperature to insure it blends evenly. Add milk to cheese and whip until creamy. Add lemon juice and vanilla. Pour filling into cooled pie crust and refrigerate for several hours until completely set.
1 16oz container strawberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons corn starch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water
10 to 12 whole blueberries
Cook strawberries with water and sugar allowing to boil for five minutes. On low temperature slowly add corn starch and water string constantly until thickened. Transfer to a covered bowl refrigerating until completely cooled. Once strawberries are the consistency of a thick jam spreads on cheese cake.
Layer top left hand corner of pie with blueberries and top with stripes of whip cream (Redi Whip works best)