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Cream Cheese Torte

No recipe image available.An easy cheesecake filling is baked in a pastry pie shell.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large egg yolks
2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
5 large egg whites, beaten
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix in bowl with an electric mixer, combine 12-ounces softened cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, 5 egg yolks, 2 cups sour cream, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  2. In another bowl with an electric mixer beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold into the cheese mixture.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
  4. Bake in a 325°F (160°C) for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and leave the torte in the warm oven for 1 hour with the door closed. Open the oven door and leave the torte in the oven for another 1/2 hour.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.