Monday, November 22, 2010

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Here is my favorite pumpkin pie recipe. My mom makes this, and it just doesn't seem right now if there isn't any cream cheese.
1 8oz package cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 9 inch unbaked pastry shell
1 1/4 cups canned or cooked pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of salt
1 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Maple syrup
Pecan halves

Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Add egg, mix well. Pour onto bottom of pastry shell. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Carefully pour over cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees 65 to 70 minutes or until done. Cool. Brush with maple syrup, decorate with nuts.


  1. Wow Andrea this looks delicious! I might have to give it a try - it looks relatively easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  2. It is pretty easy, and it has become a staple for us at holiday time.