Cream Cheese Pecan Pie

Submitted by: Kimberly Keith Morris
This pie has three delicious layers that go so well together.

Cooking time:

Ingredients

· 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
· 1/3 cup sugar
· 1 egg
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
· 1 cup light corn syrup
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 3 eggs, beaten well with a fork
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

Method

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine the cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Blend well. Pour into the pie shell. Sprinkle the pecans evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
Combine the corn syrup, 1/4 cup sugar, 3 beaten eggs and vanilla, and stir well. Carefully pour mixture over the pecan layer. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely, then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

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