Mommy’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Praline Pie

  • Yield: 8 servings

This pie is a Sweetie-licious favorite around the holidays and has won local top honors. For a creamy texture, be sure not to overbake pumpkin pies.

Ingredients

1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie crust, frozen
3/4cup chopped pecans
2tablespoons melted butter
1tablespoon brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/3cups sugar, divided
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/4cups canned pure pumpkin
1cup half-and-half
1tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4teaspoon cloves
1/2teaspoon finely grated orange rind
1/4teaspoon salt
1teaspoon cinnamon
Grated nutmeg

Instructions

  1. To prepare pecans, place pecans, butter and brown sugar in a nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and scrape onto aluminum foil to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. To prepare filling, combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Blend in 1 egg. Pour into pastry crust.
  4. Combine pumpkin, half-and-half, all-purpose flour, remaining sugar, 2 slightly beaten eggs, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, orange rind, salt and cinnamon. Carefully pour pumpkin mixture in a spiral pattern over cream cheese mixture. (Pumpkin mixture will sink to the bottom.) Bake 1 hour or until almost set in middle. Let cool. Sprinkle Praline Pecans over top of pie. Dust with grated nutmeg.

Recipe courtesy of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe in DeWitt, Mich.

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