Discovery! Lemon cheesecake pie
This is a brand-new dessert. It changes cheesecake making from a slow, complicated job to a quick and easy one!
Some cheesecake tends to be dry and grainy; this has a melt-in-the-mouth creaminess. Many cheesecakes require four eggs; this takes only one. Mixing time is brief, baking time only 35 minutes.
Best of all, lemon cheesecake pie appeals to menfolks and everybody — because it’s not too sweet, thanks to the tang of fresh Sunkist Lemons. Try it!
Vintage lemon cheesecake pie recipe (1951)
Quick, easy, inexpensive… delicious with the flavor of FRESH LEMONS!
Bonus recipe: Easy lemon cheesecake pie a big favorite (1970)
Lemon pie and cheesecake are two of America’s favorite desserts, close behind apple and cherry pie in popularity. So a recipe that combines the two Is sure to win favor, especially when it takes little or no baking.
Lemon cheesecake pie is the perfect choice for your bridge party, delicate yet delicious, and easy on the hostess.
Only the crust requires time in the oven. That luscious combination of coconut, melted butter and chopped pecans bakes golden-brown in just 15 or 20 minutes.
The filling is even easier; no cooking at all. Simply beat cottage cheese until smooth, then stir it into instant lemon pudding made with milk. A little grated lemon peel adds the zest of fresh lemon to the packaged product. Then just put the filling into the waiting pie shell.
One final step adds glamour and glorious flavor to this easy dessert. Top it with a layer of sour cream instead of the usual meringue and sprinkle with chopped pecans that pick up the pecan flavor in the crust.
Just slip the pie into the refrigerator and let it chill for a few hours, and it’s ready to serve the family or guests.
If you like to be lazy, substitute a prepared graham-cracker crust for the baked coconut crust. Either way, this lemon cheesecake pie is guaranteed to be a hit as a family treat or bridge-party dessert.
Vintage lemon cheesecake pie recipe: Cottage cheese version
From The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) August 1, 1971