Paradise Pumpkin Pie

This extravagant two-layered dessert has a cream cheese base topped with a pumpkin filling and sweet pecans.

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Makes:
8 servings
Yields:
1 pie (8 servings)
Prep:
30 mins
Chill:
30 mins
Bake:
1 hr 350°F
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Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients
1
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
slightly beaten egg
1
recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
1 1/4
cups canned pumpkin
1
cup evaporated milk
2
beaten eggs
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
2
tablespoons butter, softened
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the vanilla, and the 1 egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Roll dough from center to edge into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry. Turn cream cheese mixture into pastry-lined pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, the 2 eggs, the 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Carefully pour over cream cheese mixture.
  4. Cover edge of the pie with foil. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 25 minutes more.
  5. Meanwhile, combine pecans, butter, flour, and the 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Sprinkle over the pie. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Makes 1 pie (8 servings).

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

Ingredients

1 1/4
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup shortening
4
tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon water at a time, until all the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball.

Nutrition Facts

(Paradise Pumpkin Pie)
    Per serving:
  • 489 kcal cal.,
  • 31 g fat
  • (13 g sat. fat,
  • 127 mg chol.,
  • 316 mg sodium,
  • 46 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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