PARADISE PUMPKIN PIE

 

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  • Servings: 6 to 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 in)
  • Filling:
  • 1 1/4 cup solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Add egg.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Spread over bottom of pie shell.
  • Chill 30 min.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.
  • Carefully pour over the cream cheese layer. Cover edge of pie with foil.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 min.
  • Remove foil.
  • Bake 25 min longer.
  • Meanwhile, mix flour, brown sugar and butter until crumbly.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Sprinkle over pie.
  • Bake 10 -15 min more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Store in the fridge.

Notes

Whenever I take this pie to a holiday party, potluck supper or bake sale, I take along copies of the recipe, too...I'm sure to be asked for it. With the pie's very rich taste, even a sliver is satisfying. It is a must for the dessert table for the holidays and the only pumpkin pie my family wants to have.

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