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A slice of pecan cheesecake pie on a fall dessert plate

Pecan Cheesecake Pie

  • Author: Cindy @mycountrytable
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Pies/Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Pecan Cheesecake Pie has a rich pecan pie filling, and hiding underneath is a cream cheese filling.  The tangy cream cheese filling offsets the sweetness of the pecan pie filling. Such a great addition to a pecan pie!


Ingredients

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PIE CRUST

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese softened,
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granuated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

PECAN PIE FILLING

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed (I use light)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped

Instructions

PIE CRUST

Make the pie crust: Whether you use my recipe above or your own, you will need enough pie dough for one deep-dish pie.  I have two options listed on the recipe above, both are for a double-crust pie, shallow or deep dish.  If you use the deep dish recipe, you will need 1/2 of the recipe.  If you use the shallow recipe, you will need about 1 1/3 of the recipe.  Also, if you use the deep dish recipe, you can wrap 1/2 and freeze it for later, or keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days to use for another pie.

  1. Roll out the pie dough to fit a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang on the edge of the pie dish. Place the pie shell back in the refrigerator while you prepare the fillings.

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Add the cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or use a hand mixer.  Beat the cream cheese until it light, creamy, and free of any lumps, stopping the mixer after a few seconds and running a spatula under the cream cheese.  Add the egg, sugar, salt, and vanilla.  Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until the mixture is well combined.  Set aside while you make the pecan pie filling.

PECAN PIE FILLING

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients until they are well combined.
  2. Spread the cream cheese filling evenly over the bottom of the pie crust. Spread the pecans evenly over the cream cheese filling.  Pour the pecan pie filling over the pecans and spread it out evenly.
  3. Bake the pie for approximately 45 minutes or until the center of the pie is just slightly jiggly, or almost set. Cover the edges with foil the last 15 minutes or so if they start to get too brown. Transfer the pie to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Pie can be left at room temperature for up to 2 days, covered. Refrigerated pie will stay fresh if covered, for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Freeze ahead baked pie: The baked pie can be frozen for up to 3 months.  Thaw overnight in a refrigerator and warm for a few minutes in a 300 degree oven if desired.
  • Freeze ahead unbaked pie: The unbaked pie can be frozen for up to 3 months in advance.  Prepare as directed above. Place the pie on a plate or small cookie sheet, pizza pan, etc.  Gently place it on a level shelf in the freeze, being careful not to spill the filling.  Allow the pie to become partially frozen.  Remove it from the freezer, and wrap it with one layer of plastic wrap and two layers of heavy foil.  Place the pie in a freezer, making sure to not place other frozen foods on top of it. When ready to use, place the frozen pie directly in the oven.  The frozen pie will take a few additional minutes of baking time.  Alternately, allow the pie to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed in this recipe.

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