Happy Birthday America and to me ... and a Sweet Tart Cheesecake Pie Recipe | Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America and to me ... and a Sweet Tart Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Happy Birthday America and to me! The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I love the patriotism ... the celebrations ... seeing families together ... the BBQ's, cookout and picnics ... the parades and fireworks ... just everything about it. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th. Below is one of my favorite songs ... perfect for Independence Day!

God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

Today I wanted to share an easy cheesecake recipe with you. No, this isn't my birthday cake! :) I'm making a Devil's Food Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and PB Cups for that! Gotta feed my addiction, ya know?! ;) I've had this recipe so long, I can't even remember where it came from. This cheesecake recipe has a fruity flavor, similar to Sweet Tarts candy. It is easy to throw together because it uses drink mixes and a prepared crust. If you're looking for an easy dessert that impresses, this couldn't be any easier!

 





Sweet Tart Cheesecake Pie
Yield: 8 servings

2 blocks (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
9-in. graham cracker crust

Topping:
1 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Non-pareils, optional

Preheat oven to 350° F. 

Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the 1/2 cup sugar, Tang, cherry drink mix, flour and vanilla. Mix well. Add sour cream and eggs; mix well. Spread the mixture into the crust.

Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove cheesecake from the oven. Turn the heat to 450° F. 

Mix topping ingredients and carefully spread over cheesecake. Return cheesecake to the oven for 5 minutes to set the topping. Remove from oven and sprinkle with non-pareils, if desired. 

Let cheesecake cool 30 minutes on the counter, then chill for at least 4 hours before serving. Store leftover in the refrigerator.


I hope you enjoy!

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59 comments:

  1. hey, I found your blog via a blog party entry and, tho I don't cook very well, I sure enjoyed looking and drooling!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. This is super easy to make! Hope the rest of your remodeling goes more smoothly! ;)

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  2. Happy Birthday Jamie!!! Have a wonderful day and a memorable, healthy year!!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! :) Other than being super hot, it was a great day.

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  3. Hi I am a new follower. I can't wait to try this I think it would be lovely at Easter time!

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  4. Hi I am a new follower. I can't wait to try this, I think it would be lovely at Easter time!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I'm on my way to check out your blog, too. This would be great at Easter. :)

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  5. Love Sweet Tarts! They remind me of my summers at the pool as a kid! Great idea for a pie, kids would love this! Was yesterday your birthday?? Mine too!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! :) Yes, it was my birthday ... Happy Belated Birthday to you! Hope your family enjoys this as much as mine did!

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE
    What a wonderful tart
    I loooooooove your recipe, especially when it contains no gelatin
    I'm pinning this

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  7. Well Happy belated Birthday! That cheesecake looks really good, recipe is different than any I have seen.

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    1. Thank you, Connie. The drink mixes do make it quite different!

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  8. This looks very very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This looks so refreshing! Jamie I grabbed your button, stop by and grab mine if you like!

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    1. Thank you! I'll stop by and check out your blog :)

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  10. Your newest follower here! This Sweet Tart Cheesecake sounds so good! My boys love the candy Sweet Tarts and cheesecake so I'm sure they would love this combo! Gotta try it! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jen. I would love to know what you think when you do try it!

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  11. Hi Jamie,
    I just love your music! What a great summertime treat for this hot weather, your Cheesecake looks fabulous. Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you, Miz Helen. We had a wonderful week. I hope you are staying cool in all this heat!

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  12. Wow, who can resist Cheesecake! Thanks for linking up with The Ease of Freeze!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Sarah. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Super tart.

    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a retro steak dish. Have a super week.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Carole. I'm on my way to check it out. :)

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  14. This looks amazing! I love cheesecake! Thanks for another great recipe to our party!

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  15. Awesome song! Beautiful cheesecake - irresistible!

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  16. You can't get more American than this pie... it even has the drink of the Astronauts in it. My family has a strange love of Tang they will get a kick out of making this cake.

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    1. I haven't had Tang to drink in ages .... Hope your family enjoys this as much as mine, Diane :)

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  17. Happy (belated) birthday. I like the way you think about birthday cakes ;-)

    This cheesecake is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it with See Ya In the Gumbo.

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    1. Thank you! I **LOVE** PB and chocolate ... this cheesecake was a nice treat for a hot summer day!

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  18. Happy Birthday Jamie! My Dad's is the 5th so we celebrated a birthday and 4th of July together too. This cheesecake looks super yummy and perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday. Have a wonderful week.

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  19. What a cool idea! Look absolutely yummy!

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  20. Happy Birthday! This cheesecake looks delicious! Your birthday cake sounds really good too! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  21. love it sweet tarts used to be a big deal for us in the summer when we were kids who could keep the straight face the longest super idea come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  22. I want to eat this yesterday it looks so good!!!Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle :)I'm on my way to check out your blog!

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  23. this looks delicious

    would love it if you could share this on my link party - http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-47.html

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  24. This look amazing! Pinning now! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  25. Looks yummy. What a fun blog check out my blog if you get a min and have not already :).

    Have a great day

    http://thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  26. Well color me stupid...looky there ;) I seriously thought people would have no idea what I was talking about! Your Sweet Tart Cheesecake Pie looks wonderful Jamie. I will have to post the link with an apology for being a smart a%$ :)

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