Two pies in one: spicy pecan and tender cheesecake. Comes out of the oven with the layers switched! Looks like a cheesecake but a surprise is underneath.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add 1/3 cup sugar and beat until smooth. Thoroughly mix in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Do not overbeat. Spread mixture into pastry shell. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

  • In a medium bowl, combine 3 beaten eggs, corn syrup, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix until incorporated but not frothy. Pour mixture over pecan layer.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until filling is set and pecans are browned. Pie will be quite high, but will settle as it cools.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; 30.5 g total fat; 124 mg cholesterol; 318 mg sodium. 57.6 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! THE WONDERFUL TASTE OF PECAN PIE WITHOUT THE CLOYING SWEETNESS. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PECAN PIE RECIPE. Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2017
I had a different recipe for this pie and I lost it. I then found this one and I was very disappointed in how it turned out. The cream cheese came to the top instead of staying underneath the pecans. It was also very unattractive. It was edible but the cream cheese was dry. Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! THE WONDERFUL TASTE OF PECAN PIE WITHOUT THE CLOYING SWEETNESS. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PECAN PIE RECIPE. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! THE WONDERFUL TASTE OF PECAN PIE WITHOUT THE CLOYING SWEETNESS. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PECAN PIE RECIPE. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2003
I made this recipie and took it to work for a potluck and THEY LOVED IT!!! This is a terrific site for any kind of recipie you would ever want and more...Thank You for having it online! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
This was superb! The "cheesecake" layer is perfect to balance out the gooey sweetness of a pecan pie. I will be making it like this from now on! I took this as the desert to a family gathering and the compliments kept coming. Also was asked for the recipe by everyone there! I made this on the spur of the moment and only had 1/2 a cup of pecans so I used chopped walnuts for the rest and it was still delicious! (In fact no one even realized it was mostly walnuts until I passed out the recipe!) Thanks for the great recipe it's a definitely a keeper! And a tip for getting a good bottom crust without having to pre-bake is to always use a glass or ceramic dish stay away from the aluminum pans... Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Everyone loved this pie. Great combination for pecan pie and cheesecake lovers! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
Delicious! I needed to feed a crowd so I used a shortbread crust and made these into bars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
Very yummy and very easy. Made for a dinner party and folks raved about it. Not overly sweet like many desserts. Omitted the cloves and still great. Would use maybe a half cup more pecans next time and the store bought crust I used was not the best but I for sure will be making this again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
Yummy! This was a very good pie nice change from the normal pecan pie. And it was really easy to make. I did have to change it up just a bit. I only had about 1/3 cup of light corn syrup so I used that and the rest dark corn syrup. Also left out the cloves. My family really loved this. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2012
Loved it! I am not a fan of the sweetness of a regular pecan pie but my husband is. This was a great compromise. I followed the recipe but next time I will leave out the cloves (just a personal preference as neither of us are fans of his spice). Our company however loved it just the way it was. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2014
My husband and all of my extended family absolutely loves this pie! I make it exactly like the recipe reads except I cook it for an extra 5 minutes or so. It always fills a large pie pan and it bakes up beautifully. I will confirm that a glass or ceramic dish is best with a roll out pie crust instead of the pre-made metal tin pie crusts. But even then it's still good. The only recommendation I have is to let it cook an extra 5 to 8 minutes more than mentioned above. I cook on the center rack so as not to over brown my pecans but I think it sets up much better with that extra 5 minutes on it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2017
I had a different recipe for this pie and I lost it. I then found this one and I was very disappointed in how it turned out. The cream cheese came to the top instead of staying underneath the pecans. It was also very unattractive. It was edible but the cream cheese was dry. Read More