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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chocolate Cheesecake Pecan Pie


The Kentucky Derby is this weekend.  I am not a horse racing fan, but I love a good excuse to party!  This Chocolate Cheesecake Pecan Pie is my take on Derby Pie.  Derby Pie is basically a pecan pie with chocolate chips.  My version uses chocolate cream cheese in place of the chocolate chips.  The pie was absolutely delicious.  It combined two of my favorite desserts - cheescake and pecan pie.  This didn't last long in our house.  We will be serving this pie along side some Kentucky Hot Brown Bites and a Mint Julep for the big race on Saturday!





Chocolate Cheesecake Pecan Pie
(Printable Recipe)

1 deep dish frozen pie shell
1 (8-oz.) package milk chocoalte cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs, divided
6 Tbsp sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into piecrust; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans. Whisk together corn syrup and remaining 3 eggs, 4 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla; pour mixture over pecans.

Place pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until pie is set. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour or until completely cool.


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8 comments:

  1. Steph that looks delish! I tried to follow your hot brown bites but the link wasn't working!! JUST an FYI.

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  2. Thanks for letting me know Aimee! I fixed it.

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  3. This is going straight to my "recipes to try" file! And directly to Pinterest, too. YUM!

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  4. I'm not a huge Pecan Pie fan, but this looks amazing!

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  5. This looks perfect. I didn't know chocolate cream cheese existed. Hope I can find it.

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  6. Great recipe, I made some over the weekend and my family loved it.
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