Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cream Cheese Pie

One week ago the husband and I hosted a small dinner party. The hubby made his made-from-scratch delicious and unique pizza and we served it with a bountiful salad. For dessert- there must always be dessert- I whipped together my mother's cream cheese pie and served it with fresh berries, which had soaked in fresh lime juice. I love the taste of berries and lime.

My mom made this pie my whole life. It's easy: whip 5 (free-range/cage-free) eggs, whip 3 packages of Philadelphia cream cheese, mix the whipped eggs and the whipped cream cheese, and then add 1 cup of sugar and a heavy-handed splash of Mexican vanilla. Easy. Pour the mixture into a graham cracker crust- try this one embedded in this Mar-a-Lago's key lime pie recipe, here. Put the pie in a warm oven (250 degrees) for 1 hour, cool and then refrigerate.

The uneaten pie haunted me all week. I couldn't throw it away, because it's so delicious. I didn't want to eat it, because it has a billion calories. When my husband returned from a week of business travels we celebrated with a week-old pie. It's so good!!!

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