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Paradise Pumpkin Pie

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Paradise Pumpkin Pie

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 1 hr

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

Ingredients

  • 1 8 - ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 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
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 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 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time (4 to 5 tablespoons total), until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Shape into a ball.

Nutrition Facts

(Paradise Pumpkin Pie)

Servings Per Recipe 8, vit. C (mg) 2, cal. (kcal) 489, pro. (g) 10, carb. (g) 46, vit. A (IU) 6414, Fat, total (g) 31, iron (mg) 3, calcium (mg) 141, sodium (mg) 316, sat. fat (g) 13, chol. (mg) 127, fiber (g) 2

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