Crustless cheese tart with sour cream topping
Recipe type: Dessert or teatime treat
  • 2 8-ounce packs cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup + 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine the cream cheese and ⅔ cup of sugar in a mixing bowl, using a wooden spoon, beater or blender.
  2. Add the eggs and mix thoroughly to blend the ingredients together evenly.
  3. Scrape into a well-greased, 9-inch pie dish.
  4. Bake at 325˚F for 35-40 minutes until just set – it will puff up slightly.
  5. In the meantime, using the same bowl, combine the sour cream and vanilla extract with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar. (This saves on washing up!).
  6. Turn the oven off and remove the tart when it is done.
  7. Set aside for about 3 minutes until it settles.
  8. Gently spoon the sour cream mixture over the tart, starting at the sides. Spread it evenly.
  9. Return to the switched-off oven for about 15 minutes until set.
  10. Once cold, refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Recipe by Cape Point Press at