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6 Different Types of Cream Cheese Pie and How to Cook Them

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Everyone loves a good pie, and there’s nothing like a slice of cream cheese pie to make your meal complete. There are many different types of cream cheese pies. Cream cheese pie is a sweet dessert that can be taken for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s so easy and simple to make. Often, however, cream cheese pie recipes call for large amounts of sugar, and it may not be possible for someone with diabetes or watching their caloric intake to enjoy one. There are many variations of cream cheese pie recipes to try.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients include:

  • 9″ graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade)
  •  3/4 cup sugar
  •  One package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  •  Two tablespoons lemon juice

For the glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, four teaspoons milk, two teaspoons light corn syrup Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a large baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl with a medium-my mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread in the bottom of the prepared crust. Arrange strawberry halves in rows on top of cream cheese mixture, cut sides down, and pointed ends up; brush with lemon juice-Bake pie for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake). Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely, at least 1 hour 30 minutes, then chill for 4 hours before serving or refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

To make the glaze combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a small bowl with whisk until smooth. Drizzle over chilled pie before slicing.

Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese

Ingredients include:

  •  9″ frozen or refrigerated unbaked pie shell
  •  3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  •  14 ounces can pumpkin puree
  •  Three eggs, slightly beaten
  •  4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  •  One teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 9″ pie plate with the unbaked pastry. Combine brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and eggs in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Stir in cream cheese until well blended. Add vanilla, ginger, cloves, and salt; mix well. Pour into pastry-lined pan. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F.; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F., bake 40 – 45 minutes longer or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 1 hour before serving or refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients include:

  •  1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust
  •  3/4 cup sugar
  •  12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  •  Two tablespoons flour
  •  2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  •  Three egg yolks

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese together until smooth. Add flour slowly and beat until blended. Stir in the blueberries and the egg yolks with a spoon. But you don’t want to over mix it now that you have added those ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shell, bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees F. Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Then bake another 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean.

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients include:

  •  1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pastry shell
  •  3/4 cup sugar
  •  12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  •  Two tablespoons flour
  •  One teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  2 cups pitted fresh cherries, canned cherry pie filling, or frozen cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and cream cheese together until smooth. Add flour slowly and beat until blended. Stir in the cherries and vanilla with a spoon. But you don’t want to over mix it now that you have added those ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shell, bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees F. Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Then bake another 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean.

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Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

Ingredients include:

  •  9″ graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade)
  •  3/4 cup sugar
  •  One package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  •  1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  •  Two tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a large baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl with a medium-my mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread in the bottom of the prepared crust. Arrange strawberry halves in rows on top of cream cheese mixture, cut sides down, and pointed ends up; brush with lemon juice-Bake pie for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely, at least 1 hour 30 minutes, then chill for 4 hours before serving or refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a small bowl with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle over chilled pie before slicing.

Peanut Butter Pie without Cream Cheese

Ingredients include:

  •  9″ graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade)
  •  3 (8 ounces) packages of cream cheese, softened
  •  1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  •  3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Three large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combines cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and peanut butter in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat just until blended. Pour into crust. Bake, 40 – 45 minutes or until the center is almost set. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely for at least 1 hour 30 minutes, then chill for 4 hours before serving.

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Conclusion:

Have you ever had the opportunity to try a cream cheese pie? Cream cheese pies are an excellent dessert option for people who enjoy both savory and sweet flavors in their food. The rich, creamy filling is layered with chocolate or vanilla wafer crumbs, which provide crunchy contrast in texture while perfectly binding together all of the ingredients. Delicious cream cheese pies are found at bakeries across America, so it’s worth seeking out if you’re looking for something new.

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