How To Make Cream Cheese Pie Without Condensed Milk


cream cheese pie without condensed milk

The best-tasting cream cheese pie is made with a simple crust and no condensed milk. The recipe below includes all the ingredients you’ll need to make an impressive dessert that will be loved by all your family and friends. It may sound complicated but it’s really pretty straightforward. Follow these steps carefully and soon enough you’ll have a delicious cream cheese pie without condensed milk that everyone will rave about!

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine at room temperature

3 tablespoons sugar

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold water (approx)

8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature (not melted)

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar

Powdered sugar to taste

Procedure

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Prepare the dough

Put your butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat them together using either a spoon or an electric mixer until the mixture is creamy.

Add your flour and salt slowly while stirring with a fork.

The mixture will start off crumbly but as you add the cold water it should come together to form a dough that sticks together but doesn’t stick to your fingers when you touch it. If you need extra water feel free to use more .

if the dough becomes too sticky just sprinkle some flour over it and continue adding water 1 tablespoon at a time, lightly sprinkling on top of the dough so it mixes in by feeling only.

Once your dough is ready, shape it into a ball and place it in a plastic bag. Put the bag in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight. This will help to keep the butter from melting when you bake the pie crust.

Take your dough out of the fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle. just make sure it’s big enough to fit your pie dish with some overlap. Place the dough in your pie dish, press it down so that it lines the bottom and sides evenly, then trim off any excess using a sharp knife. Use a fork to poke a few holes in the bottom of your crust. this will prevent it from bubbling up. You can also use pie weights if you have some.

Bake the crust

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the empty crust for 10 minutes before taking it out and allowing it to cool.

When you’re ready, fill it with cream cheese filling and a pint on the lid. Cut small slits or decorative shapes in the top of your pie using kitchen shears or a knife, then sprinkle over powdered sugar before baking again at 350 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool before serving as pie is best served chilled. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature (not melted)

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar

Directions:

Put your cream cheese into a bowl and beat it together with an electric mixer until it’s smooth.

Add your egg yolk, lemon juice/vinegar, and powdered sugar and continue beating until all ingredients are combined and the mixture is nicely creamy.

Pour mixture over pie crust and smooth out top with a spoon. Cut small slits or decorative shapes in the top of your pie using kitchen shears or a knife, then sprinkle over powdered sugar before baking again at 350 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool before serving as pie is best served chilled.

Other cream cheese pies

Follow the directions above except instead of using lemon juice/vinegar and powdered sugar in the cream cheese mixture, just add vanilla extract (1 teaspoon) and some vanilla bean seeds if you can find them (1/2 scraped out pod is enough for this recipe).

Top pie with graham cracker crust or chocolate cookie crust before baking at 350 Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on how many ingredients you pile on top. My favorite version of this is made with crushed Oreos, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

For a Blueberry cream cheese pie without condensed milk, top blueberry pie filling with a mixture of room temperature cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract before baking at 400 Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes.

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

For a Cherry Cream Cheese Pie, top cherry pie filling with a mixture of room temperature cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract before baking at 350 Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes.

Enjoy!

Conclusion

So there you have it – three delicious variations on the cream cheese pie without condensed milk that are all easy to make and sure to please everyone around the table. Whether you’re looking for something classic with a bit of a twist, or want to try your hand at something new, you really can’t go wrong with one of these three fabulous cream cheese pie without condensed milk recipes.

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