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Kathy's Brown Sugar Cheese Pie Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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