I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE cheesecake, but I’m not always a fan of the store/restaurant bought kinds because they are always way too sweet and rich.
To combat this, my great grandpa created a recipe that was simple and doesn’t taste quite as sweet and doesn’t require cream cheese like most cheesecake recipes. And with only a few ingredients, it’s SO simple. Here’s the lowdown…
- 2 graham cracker crusts and/or a chocolate crust – (you can make these at home – I’m not that talented though!)
- 1 lb. Cottage OR Ricotta cheese (cottage cheese will mean less fat, Ricotta makes it a tad richer and better IMO)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 pint of sour cream
Blend together the cheese, eggs, salt, sugar and vanilla. Then mix in sour cream. Mix with a spoon until smooth. Pour evenly into the 2 pie crusts.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool on stove for 20 minutes, then place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Top with berries, or just eat plain. Makes 2 cheesecakes.
Do you have an amazing historic family recipe? What is it?