Cheesecake Pecan Pie #Recipe

CHEESECAKE PECAN PIE

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz.) pkg. refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla, divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup light corn syrup

Directions:

Unfold and stack 2 piecrust together. Gently roll or press together and fit into a 9 inch pie plate according to directions; fold edges under and crimp. Note: For a more homemade flavor, try Lee Ann’s Homemade Pie Crust recipe (below)
Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla and salt at medium speed with a mixer until smooth.
Pour into piecrust and sprinkle with pecans.
Stir together corn syrup, 3 eggs, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla and pour mixture over pecans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes until set.

Homemade Pie Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups plain flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening (butter flavor shortening is great, too)
  • 4-5 tbsp. cold ice water

Directions:

In a medium bowl, stir flour and salt together.
Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork.
Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat using 1 tbsp. of water at a time, until all the flour mixture is moistened.
Form dough into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges 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 without stretching it.
Trim pastry to ½ inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edges as desired.
 

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Give thanks with these delicious Southern-style holiday recipes from THE HELP’s food stylist Lee Ann Fleming in celebration of the upcoming release! Food, family and friendship are some of the themes explored in the critically-acclaimed film THE HELP arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/6/11. 

 

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