Peppermint Cheese Pie

Photo by Dorothy J.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 3/4

    cup sour cream

  • 1

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 1

    tsp peppermint extract

  • 6

    drops red food color

  • 1

    (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust

  • Whipped cream and miniature candy canes for garnish (optional)

  • 1

    . Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • 2

    . In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well.

  • 3

    . Place 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture in a small bowl and stir in peppermint extract and red food color; mix well. Pour remaining cream cheese mixture into pie crust.

  • 4

    . Drop peppermint cream cheese mixture by spoonfuls into cream cheese mixture and swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.

  • 5

    . Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges are firm (the center will be slightly loose).

  • 6

    . Allow to cool 1 hour then cover and chill at least 6 hours before

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. 3. Place 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture in a small bowl and stir in peppermint extract and red food color; mix well. Pour remaining cream cheese mixture into pie crust. 4. Drop peppermint cream cheese mixture by spoonfuls into cream cheese mixture and swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect. 5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges are firm (the center will be slightly loose). 6. Allow to cool 1 hour then cover and chill at least 6 hours before

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