Kathy's Brown Sugar Cheese Pie Recipe

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One of the inn's most popular dessert choices is this easy-to-make pie full of old-fashioned flavor. The recipe was perfected by Mast Farm Inn's capable baker, Kathy Ragan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 391 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and sugar; stir in the butter. Press onto bottom and sides of 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; beat just until combined. Pour into crust; sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Kathy's Brown Sugar Cheese Pie in Country April/May 1991, p15

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mewolcott412 User ID: 875327 39198
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"It's so lacking I don't know what to say. I'll never make this again."

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