Sunday, December 17, 2006

Pay de Queso (Cheese Pie)

**Important Notes**
  1. The ingredients for the filling actually is enough for two pies. So you can either double the crust ingredients or half the filling ingredients.
  2. Some of the ingredients can be more difficult to find. I have usually found everything in either a Reams or Food 4 Less. Usually any store that carries more than average authentic Mexican food.

1 packet of Marias cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 7.6 oz can of table cream (media crema)
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk (la lechera)
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 whole eggs
2 egg yolk

Preheat oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit.

Finely crush up the cookies and melt the butter. Add the butter to the crushed up cookie and mix together with a fork. Then place the mixture in the pie pan and press it down firmly to make a crust.

Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, the table cream, the cream cheese, the vanilla, the eggs and the egg yolks and blend it all together until smooth.

Put the mixture in the pie pan and cook between 1 hour and 1 hour and 15 minutes at 300 degrees.

If desired cook for approximately 5 minutes and add chopped up nuts or some of the cookie mixture.


Jenni said...

This is so super yummy!!! Marc is going to make it for Christmas and I am so excited! We will try to get more exact measurements so you don't have to guess so much!

Jenni said...

Well here it is! It tasted GREAT!!! I have to say that it is better if you let it cool completely before eating it. Usually we want to eat things when they are warm out of the oven but with this pie cool is better!