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Kathy's Brown Sugar Cheese Pie

 Kathy's Brown Sugar Cheese Pie
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,

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Kathy's Brown Sugar Cheese Pie (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.