American Pie Council

2014 Amateur Recipe


Graham cracker crust
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
5 T. butter
Put crumbs, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and mix. Add melted butter and mix well with a large fork. Press into a shallow pie plate and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until slightly browned.

Cream cheese filling
8 oz cream cheese
8 T. butter
1/3 c. confectioners sugar
1/3 c. granulated sugar
2 t. vanilla
1/4 t.cinnamon
2 large eggs
Place room temperature cream cheese into the work bowl of a food processor with the room temperature butter and process until smooth. Add sugars, vanilla and cinnamon. Process again, until smooth. Add eggs and pulse for 3 1second pulses. Do not over mix. Pour into a mixing bowl and finish mixing by hand. Pour into cooled crust and bake at 350 for 22 minutes or until edges are slightly puffed and the center is set.

1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon
2 T. hot water
1/4 c. sliced almonds toasted

Put water sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil
Pour hot syrup over top of warm pie. Sprinkle with the almonds. This pie is good served warm or cooled.