Paradise Pumpkin Pie

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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
30 mins
1 pie (8 servings)


  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 slightly beaten egg

  • 1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)

  • 1 ¼ cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 2 beaten eggs

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • 4 tablespoon cold water


  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

  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 (per serving)

489 Calories
31g Fat
46g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 2.5mg 14%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.