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Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pie

Extra Creamy and smooth, this Cream Cheese Pie recipe creates the most luxurious Icebox Pie. Very easy to make, this pie is wonderful on Holidays or as a summertime dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese Pie, Icebox Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 5 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 440kcal
Author Heather


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs *about 12 whole graham crackers
  • 5 1/2 tbsp butter *melted

Cream Cheese Pie Filling

  • 12 oz cream cheese *softened
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Sour Cream Topping

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Graham Craker Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Place graham crackers in a food processor and process until crumb are formed or place them in a zipped topped plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  • Place crumbs into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add melted butter to crumbs and mix until well combined. Mixture will be granular and look similar to rough sandy.
  • Transfer cookie crumbs into a 9 inch pie pan. Using the back of a 1/4 cup measuring cup press cookie mixture tightly into the bottom of the pie pan and up the sides.
  • Bake for 10-12 mins. Remove from oven and set aside.

Cream Cheese Pie Filling

  • To a stand mixer or large mixing bowl add cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  • Add sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Continue beating umtil well combined.
  • Add 1 egg and beat until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat with second egg.
  • Pour filling into graham cracker crust. Bake for 15-20 mins.
  • Pull from oven and let cool for 5 mins.

Sour Cream Topping

  • Meanwhile, mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Gently spread sour cream mixture over pie.
  • Return to oven to bake an additional 10 mins.
  • Let cool for about 10 mins and then place in refrigerator to chill for 5 hours before serving.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 
Recipe Notes
  • This Cream Cheese Pie tastes amazing on its own. However, a spoonful of lemon curd or cherry pie filling makes it even tastier.
  • An 8 inch pie pan may be used for this recipe. If so, reduce graham crackers to 8 whole graham crackers (rather than 12) and reduce butter to 4 tablespoons (rather than 5 1/2). All other recipe instructions remain the same. 


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 994IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg