Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mexican Cheesecake (Easy Peasy)

A simple cheesecake made with basic ingredients!  Top with dulce de leche or your favorite cheesecake topping. {photos updated on January 2016}
I have a house full of guests (sister, niece, nephew and great nieces) that are visiting from San Diego for the week. We've been doing a lot of catching up and a lot of cooking. While here my niece baked this Mexican Cheesecake pictured above and it turned out so delicious that I couldn't wait to share it with y'all. 

My niece inherited this recipe from her mother-in-law and it's so good! The best part about this recipe is that it only requires a few basic ingredients. Who would of guessed that just a few simple ingredients can make such a wonderful cheesecake.

The cheesecake filling comes together easily because all the filling ingredients are mixed together in a blender (I love that). You can make a homemade graham cracker crust or use two store bought 9 inch graham cracker crusts. I use store bought because the filling fits into 2 crusts perfectly. 

I love that this recipe because it makes TWO CHEESECAKE!!!! Keep one for yourself and share one with a neighbor or friend. This is my favorite cheesecake, so I usually keep both of them and freeze one!!! You can enjoy this cheesecakes plain, topped with dulce de leche or topped with your favorite fruit topping. My favorite, is to drizzle dulce de leche over the top.  

To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, blend the first 5 ingredients until creamy. Place the graham cracker crusts on a baking sheet and pour the cheesecake batter evenly into both crusts.

Cover the crust with foil or (see cooks note below) and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top, and the middle of the cheesecake giggles just a bit. Insert knife or toothpick to test if the cheesecake is done.  Cool the cheesecake completely on a baking rack. 

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.  Enjoy this cheesecake plain or with your favorite cheesecake topping. I usually just drizzle dulce de leche over the top.  

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Reeni said... #

How delicious! And your right it filled the pie crusts perfectly! What an awesome baker your niece is. It must run in the family!

Nonnas News said... #

Cant wait to try this one!

Heart 4 My Home said... #

What a yummy looking treat! I am definitely going to print this one out.


Live.Love.Eat said... #

LOVE this! I just love the name since I dig Mexican so much!!!!!

Tiffany said... #

That sounds good and looks easy.

Cate said... #

oh, wow. this looks so good-and even like it might be easy to make. delish!

and, i'm so excited to meet another mama cooking blogger.

Ingrid_3Bs said... #

Yum, I'm printing this out!!

DessertForTwo said... #

Yum! I can't wait to try this--looks so easy! Thanks for sharin'

Anonymous said... #

Gonna try it. Thanks

Unknown said... #

What would happen if I added another egg I would like it to be more sense and fluffy

Unknown said... #

I'm about to find out, baking it at the moment, I also added a little extra cream cheese, a little less lechera, and almonds on top

debsq said... #

Does this firm up enough that you could make it in a regular cheese cake pan? I.e. No crust to hold the sides?

Unknown said... #

I made this for my coworkers and EVERYONE loved it! thank you for sharing!

Tina Butler said... #

I'm so glad you liked the cheese cake. Simple and delicious! Thank you for stopping by.