My grandmother was a wonderful cook. Even in her "town" house (as opposed to her farm house) she had two kitchens. One on the main floor for day to day cooking, and another in the basement for canning and preserving. After her death, my mother and I were cleaning out the cupboards in the basement kitchen. We found recipe box after recipe box. When my mom found this recipe, she almost did a cartwheel! I looked at the recipe and thought, "ok, this doesn't really sound all that good...." Mom told me, "wait til you try it!!" It's now one of my favorite desserts. The crust is dense and somewhat salty, which perfectly balances the creamy sweetness of the topping.