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Monday, March 23, 2009

Cream Cheese or Fairy Food

Don't you just love the yummy taste of anything made with cream cheese?! It adds such wonderful flavor to so many foods. It is smooth and creamy, perfect for desserts and dips. I think cream cheese feels right at home in any fridge, patiently waiting beside the eggs and butter
for a grandma or mom to grab it out for some fantastic dessert, knowing it won't be long till the most favored thing in the house will be whatever delightful goodie the grandma or mom can magically change it into!! Be sweet and good!

Cheesecake Coffee Cake

3 cups Bisquick
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 - 8oz. softened Philly cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves

In a bowl, combine Bisquick, 1/4 cup white sugar, melted butter and milk. Beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Sprinkle some extra Bisquick on your counter, and then dump the dough on the counter. Knead the dough 30 times with your hands. Pat the dough evenly in the bottom and sides of an ungreased round cake pan (9" x 1.5"). Prepare the cheese filling: in a mixer, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, eggs, cream cheese, vanilla and beat all ingredients until smooth. Pour the cheese filling over the dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until edge is golden brown and cheese filling is set. Remove from oven and cool 20 minutes. Spread preserves over the top. Keep leftover cake refrigerated.

Oreo Cookie Cheesecake

Crust: 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs; 1/4 cup brown sugar; 1/3 cup melted butter; 1 tbsp. cinnamon
Batter: 4 - 8oz. packages Philly cream cheese; 2 tbsp. flour; 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cup chopped Oreo cookies; 1 1/4 cups white sugar; 2 extra large eggs; 2 egg yolks; 1 tbsp. vanilla
Topping: 2 cups sour cream; 1/4 cup white sugar; 1 tbsp. vanilla; extra crushed Oreo cookies to sprinkle on the top

Using a spoon and a bowl, combine the crust ingredients above and line the bottom and sides of a 10-inch spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. To make the filling mix the cream cheese, sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla and heavy whipping cream together in a mixer. Fold the chopped Oreos into the filling. Remove crust from oven and pour cream cheese mixture into the baked crust. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Turn the oven down to 325 degrees and bake for 50 minutes more. Remove then refrigerate. Garnish with crushed Oreo cookies.


Blueberry Cheese Pie

1 Keebler ready-made graham cracker crust
1 - 21oz. can blueberry pie filling (or any other berry pie filling)
8oz. softened Philly cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
8oz. Cool Whip (optional)

In the mixer, add cream cheese and sugar--beat together, then add eggs and beat well. Pour this mixture into the graham cracker crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Spread pie filling on top and garnish with Cool Whip if you choose. Chill overnight before serving. Keep refrigerated.


The Retired One said...

They ALL sound SO yummy! I printed out your blog page and plan on trying them soon.
Thanks for sharing them!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! I ADORE anything with cream cheese! I can eat cream cheese plain on a cracker! -- oh lawd, I am hungry now! *laugh*

I put three recipes at the end of Tender Graces *smiling* -if I could have, I would have put more, but it was long enough as it is..laugh...

these sound YUM

Loree said...

Oh now I am going to have to try all the delicious recipes you posted...and I was trying to get trim for summer. But I'm the type ofperson who would rather go without food than without dessert :)

Penni said...

ty for the recipee's Polly and also for dropping by my blog again! I see you're from Ozark mountains, so is Marlene off my CT!! Unfortunately I can't make your recipee's as we don't have some of the ingredients here in the UK but they sounds scrumptious!

Two Greyhound Town said...

The recipes sound delicious!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Patty of

Melissa said...

yum... now I need a treat, lol!! I love to put cream cheese in with cut up potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper... bake it for an hour - good 'ole comfort food!

Dr. Lauren said...

Be still my heart. I just love everything with Cream cheese. I have bookmarked this one Polly. Yum!

Sara said...

They all look so tasty! I cant wait to try them all! I love your sites new look!
Have a great day

Penni said...

hi again P, ty for your lovely messages on my blog, pls DO post my blog address wherever you wish, the more the merrier!
Thanks again,

Kathryn Magendie said...

Polly, your comment made my day - I read it aloud to Good Man ROger *smiling* -thank you....

50s Housewife said...

These all sound so good! I love coffee cake so I'll have to try that one for sure.

RecreationalArt said...

I put on 10 pounds just ready those yum-yums, cant wait to let my taste buds catch up! thank you

Summer Gypsy said...

Oh, YUM!!!! These recipes look so good. I think that I will be making one this weekend! Thanks for visiting me. I am so glad that I found your blog. I'm a grandma to one beautiful 3 year old, Anna Marie!!! Your grandbabies are just adorable! Looking forward to visiting often!

Lilly said...

Oh I so agree with you. I have just taken to putting cream cheese in frosting for cakes. Why I havent ever doen that before is beyond me! I am printing these recipes Polly, thank you!