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

Source: Midwest Living

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prep:
30 mins
bake:
1 hr at 350°
Servings:
8
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Paradise Pumpkin Pie

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Cover edge of the pie with foil. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 25 minutes more.

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  • 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).

Nutrition Facts (Paradise Pumpkin Pie)

489 calories; total fat 31g; saturated fat 13g; cholesterol 127mg; sodium 316mg; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 2g; protein 10g; vitamin a 6414IU; vitamin c 2mg; calcium 141mg; iron 3mg.

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

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  • 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.

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