Monday, February 9, 2009

And the winner is....

My favorite thing out of my prize bag was this set of measuring spoons. They are so cute!  I love how they say smidgen, pinch and dash.:)

Okay, now for the recipe...I know you're dying to have it!  It's now an award-winning recipe. It comes from Taste of Home, and it's guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. I love it's sweet and nutty flavor--not like the super-sweet taste of regular pecan pies.

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup caramel ice cream topping

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pastry shell; sprinkle with pecans. In a small bowl, whisk remaining eggs; gradually whisk in caramel topping until blended. Pour over pecans.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned (loosely cover with foil after 20 minutes if pie browns too quickly). Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before slicing. If desired, drizzle extra caramel sauce over pie. Refrigerate leftovers.


Erin said...

Mmmm. Looks fabulous

lizzykristine @ Uplifted Eyes said...

Last night cooking dinner I kept thinking of your cute measuring spoons! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Theo! Are you sure your not a southener, biscuits, pecan pie, strawberries etc... you have in your recipes that you have posted in the past:) And saying words like you all and folks? :) :)