Long name I know, but I wanted you to know exactly what makes this dessert so wonderful and absolutely scrumptious! I couldn't choose what to make one day. I was craving something like a cheesecake but didn't want to cook it. I wanted something like a tart but didn't want to take ALL the time to make one. So.... I came up with almost a combination of the two. Its like a cheese cake, but thick like a tart and its in a pie pan. It was SUPER simple, and I loved that I didn't have to bake it. I hate heating up my house now that it's starting to get warmer. Bring on the no bake desserts PLEASE! Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the perfectly smooth and superb Peanut Butter & Graham Cracker Crust Cream Cheese Pie!
Peanut Butter & Graham Cracker Crust Cream Cheese Pie:
Peanut Butter & Graham Cracker Crust:
1 pkg. Graham Crackers blended in a blander until smooth- should make about 1 cup of crumbs
1/4 c. Heaping Peanut Butter
2 T. Melted Butter
1 T. Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. When mixed thoroughly, press into a pie plate, up the sides and on the bottom evenly. It will be crumbly, but wonderful.
Cream Cheese Filling:
1 c. Sour Cream
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
1/4 tsp. Lemon Juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use electric hand mixer or kitchen aid to mix for about 5 min. Using the electric mixers makes the cream cheese more smooth and not lumpy. When all smooth and wonderful, pour into the graham cracker crust and spread evenly. (Don't forget to lick out the bowl!) Garnish with fruit or leave it plain. Cover and refrigerate over night (if you can stand to) and gobble up the next day.
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