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Three Pies in One – Cheesecake Pumpkin Pecan Pie

November 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Dessert, Giveaway, Pies/Tarts, Puddings, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 151 Comments
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Whenever I think of Thanksgiving, I think of pie.  Bulging golden apple pie, deep orange, custardy pumpkin pie, gooey sweet, toasty pecan pie, luscious, rich…well, you get the picture.  Don’t get me wrong, visions of stuffing and candied sweet potatoes dance through my head too, but for some reason, since I started food blogging – PIE is the Footloose Kevin Bacon doing handsprings on the dance floor of my cerebral cortex.


Pumpkin pie has always been a favorite of mine, a pie I crave when the weather starts to cool and the leaves start turning color then falling.  The reason it became a favorite might have been because it was the bad boy pie, the elusive pie, the pie I wasn’t allowed to date or hang out with because my parents didn’t approve.

My family hated pumpkin pie.

As a child and young teen, OH how I craved a taste of those smooth, burnt orange, shiny surfaced pies, beckoning me with a whiff of pumpkinny goodness every time I saw one, whether it be at the supermarket, when I tried to sneak one into my Mother’s shopping cart, or the Fall bake sale at school.


I’ll never forget the day I got to finally sink my teeth into the creamy, spiced custard in a buttery, flaky crust that is pumpkin pie.  I was about 15, and the Fall bake sale at my HS was in full bloom, packed with kids and teachers vying for that last rice krispie treat, almost stampeding over each other to grab a bunch of the ‘good’chocolate chip cookies that one Mom was known for (I always felt sorry for the other chocolate chip cookie Moms whose plates of cookies remained untouched).  I took baby steps toward one pumpkin pie, cut into slices, at the edge of the table.  I had spent the little money I had that day on a few bottles of nail polish being sold by an upperclassmen, forgetting about the bake sale.

Hmmm..I couldn’t just steal a slice – I needed to do this in a somewhat civilized manner, as in errr…

“I’m doing a report on pumpkin pie, and I’ve never tasted one.  I wish I could buy a slice, but I don’t have enough money.” I said to one sweet-faced PTA mom.  A report on pumpkin pie?  What was I thinking??

I immediately wished I could take it back, mentally punching myself in the mouth.

Then lo and behold – a miracle.  The PTA Mom winked at me and slyly slid a slice my way, ignoring the my ridiculous lie. I thanked her profusely..maybe a little too much, but no time for regrets, I needed to finally dig into years of wonder.

One bite and I was in heaven.  I knew we were meant to be.  From that day forward, even though pumpkin pie was still met with grimaces come Thanksgiving, my parents were nice enough to buy me one each and every last Thursday in November.  Of course, I couldn’t eat it all, and had to endure the “Yuck, how can you eat that?” barbs and jokes, but it was well worth every bite.

To this day, my family still hates pumpkin pie or anything pumpkin in general.  To quote my father – from a very recent conversation we had about Thanksgiving this year;

“I just hate the smell of raw pumpkins.”

“Have you ever tried it cooked?” I always ask.

“NO, and I don’t want to, so don’t try to push pumpkin pie on me, my stance hasn’t and never will change.” He always answers.

Oh, wow..all these years, and no pumpkin gene has kicked in – no glorious moment of discovery in finding out that something he ate contained pumpkn, and it was good!

Does that mean I’m not bringing one to Thanksgiving dinner? A big HECK no.  For years, coconut custard pie was the ‘pumpkin pie’ at our Thanksgiving dessert table, and I do love me a nice slice of coconut custard pie, but once adulthood set in, no one could stop me from placing a gorgeous, homemade pumpkin pie right beside it. Someone always found a way to push it to the side, the dark corner of the gymnasium during the HS dance – a total dessert outcast – shunned, blackballed, a scarlet P on its shiny surface. I was the ‘friend’ who stood by it, the one who would never leave it to stand alone. In other words, I slid it back into the rotation every time I passed the dessert table, IN FRONT of the coconut custard pie. Ha ha.

Once I learned to bake pies, I tried many variations of pumpkin pie, from pumpkin cheese pie, to pumpkin pie with pecan streusel, to a recipe an ex BF’s Mom gave me where the cream cheese layer was beneath the pumpkin filling.  I LOVED that idea, and the pie itself, so that was my go to for many Thanksgivings to come.


Present day – as in today..well, last night.  I decided I needed to get at least one Thanksgiving pie favorite of mine up on this blog.  At first it was going to be the old pumpkin ‘cheese layer’ pie, but then I had this hankering for pecan pie too, and couldn’t decide which direction I wanted to take.  Then it hit me…why not combine all three, as in turning the pecan streusel from one pumpkin pie recipe into a more pecan pie like topping?  Into the lab I went, three days of testing.

It worked – two ways, crunchy or gooey.  Three pies in one.  No choosing, no juggling a slice of cheesecake, pecan pie and pumpkin pie on one plate, trying not to look silly as you take bites of each at once.

I almost added caramel apples to the cheesecake layer to make it a Pumpkin Apple Cheesecake Pecan Pie, but decided that was overkill.  What do you think?

The cheesecake layer is your standard formula for swirling into brownies, filling cupcakes or muffins , marbling into cake batters and sweet breads etc, prior to baking.  It’s a formula that I’ve had memorized for years, and it always works. No specific place where it comes from – it’s all over the net.  1 bar of cream cheese cheesecake creator – do you exist?

Cheesecake Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Yield: One 9.5 to 10-inch deep dish pie - about 8 to 12 servings, depending on how you slice it.
 
Pie crust adapted from Tish Boyle
ingredients:
Flaky Pie Crust
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch chunks and frozen
  • ¼ cup lard or vegetable shortening, frozen
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice-cold water ( I remove 1 tablespoon ice water and replace that tablespoon with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in all pie crust recipes – it tenderizes the crust)
Cheesecake Layer
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
Pumpkin Pie Layer
  • 1⅓ cups unsweetened fresh or canned pumpkin puree (If using canned, strain in a cheesecloth or paper towel lined fine mesh sieve, covered, for several hours to overnight, in the fridge)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (you can use evaporated milk, if you prefer)
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Regular Gooey Pecan Pie Topping
  • 1 cup mix of whole and coarsely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Alternative Crunchy Pecan Pie Topping (If you use this topping, the baking method changes. Read in directions below)
  • 1¼ cup mix of whole and coarsely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
directions:
Make and Parbake Pie Shell:
  1. Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade and pulse on and off until combined. Scatter the butter pieces and the shortening, in large chunks, over the flour mixture. Pulse the machine on and off until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 6 tablespoons of the ice water and process until the mixture just starts to come together. If the dough seems dry, add the remaining 2 tablespoons water as necessary. Do not allow the dough to form a ball on the blade, or the resulting crust will be tough! You want a raggedy mess of crumbly dough, with lumps of butter showing.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a work surface, divide it in half, and shape each half into a disk – gently pressing each raggedy mess together, (DO NOT press into each disk or try to squeeze it together so the dough is uniform – it will come together in the refrigerator). Wrap the disks separately in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. You will only need one disk for this recipe, so you can freeze the other disk for later use.
  3. Lightly flour a large work surface. Allow the dough to soften at room temperature just until it is pliable (about 10 minutes). Place 1 disk on the floured surface and sprinkle some flour over it. Roll the dough from the center out in every direction, flouring the work surface as necessary to prevent sticking. You want a round of dough that’s about ¼ to ⅛ inch and about 3 inches greater in diameter than the pie pan/plate you are using.
  4. Transfer the crust to a 9½ to 10-inch deep-dish pie pan (if you don’t use a deep-dish pan, there will be pumpkin filling left over, not to mention you run the risk of overflow) by rolling it loosely around the rolling pin and unrolling it carefully over the pan. Press the dough first into the bottom of the pan and then against the sides. Patch any holes or cracks with dough scraps. Trim the edges of the dough with scissors, leaving about ¾ inch of overhang. Fold overhang over and crimp as you please. Place shell in the freezer and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. When oven temperature is at 400 F, remove the pie shell from the freezer and line the pie crust with a large sheet of lightly buttered aluminum foil, buttered side down, covering the edge of the crust so that it doesn’t get too brown. Fill the lined crust with pie weights, dried beans, or raw rice. Bake the pie crust for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and foil. Prick the bottom of the crust well with a fork and bake the crust for another 7 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden, but the crust is not fully baked. Cool the pie crust on a wire rack while you make the filling. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Make the Pie Using Pecan Pie Gooey Topping:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in ¼ cup sugar, then add vanilla and egg. Beat mixture until smooth.
  2. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the par baked pie shell, spread evenly, then freeze for about 15 -20 minutes.
  3. In the mean time, in a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, heavy cream, the 2 lightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and salt. Mix thoroughly until uniform.
  4. Remove the pie shell with cream cheese from the freezer and pour the pumpkin mixture on top of it. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Combine the eggs, sugars, melted butter, corn syrup, vanilla extract and salt in a bowl. Stir in pecans. Remove pie from freezer and carefully spoon the pecan layer over the pumpkin layer.
  6. Place pie on the middle rack of your preheated oven. Cover edges of crust with aluminum foil or a pie crust shield if browning too quickly, but you will eventually have to cover it to prevent excess browning some time toward the end. Keep checking every 20 minutes.
  7. Bake in 350 degree F oven for about 60 to 75 minutes (It really depends on your oven. In one oven I used, it took 75 minutes, in another, 60 – so keep checking for it to be sturdy, but still jiggly in the middle). The pecan pie topping should be dark and bubbling.
Make Pie Using Alternative Pecan Crunch Topping
  1. After you freeze the cheesecake layer, pour on the pumpkin layer and place in the oven. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the pumpkin layer is firm enough to hold pecan crunch layer without too much 'sinkage'.
  2. After pie has been in oven for 50 to 60 minutes, remove from the oven and gently sprinkle or spoon pecan pie crunch topping evenly over the top. The pumpkin pie layer will sink a bit because the pecan crunch is heavy, but do not worry! Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until the pecan pie topping is bubbly. Remove from oven and let cool at room temperature.
notes:
IMPORTANT – Whichever pecan pie topping you use, you MUST let the pie cool at room temperature, then refrigerate for several hours to overnight before slicing and serving (preferably overnight). Also, sometimes some of the cheesecake filling or pecan pie filling affects the color of the pumpkin filling. It may not look a beautiful orange, but rather a yellowish color. No worries, as it still tastes awesome!
Some have mentioned that they didn't have enough pecan pie topping to cover. It truly depends on your pie dish, so if it looks like you might not have enough, or simply want more since it's a thin layer, double or add another half of either pecan pie topping and bake an extra 5 to 10 minutes.
Drizzle pie with melted chocolate or chocolate ganache for extra decadence!

In conclusion, everyone ate and loved this pie – even my father, although he scraped off the pumpkin layer.  Oh, well, it’s something, right?  Regardless, it’s now in demand for every Thanksgiving forward.

On another note, I submitted this Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Pie to the Food Network’s Virtual Thanksgiving – A Communal Table.  The hashtag on Twitter is #pullupachair.  Below is the virtual Thanksgiving menu created by all of us.  What a feast, huh?  Click on the links and be prepared to drool.

The Food Network Communal Table Thanksgiving Feast

Cocktails, Appetizers, Soups and Salads:

Eat Be Mary: She’s Mulling It Over Wine
Cookistry: Bread With Ancient Grains
Celebrity Chefs and Their Gardens: The American Hotel Peconic Clam Chowder
Picky Eater Blog: Butternut Squash Soup With Thyme and Parmesan
Good Food Good Friends: Mushroom Soup

Mains:
Examiner.com: Grilled Quail with a Warm Beet, Frisée, and Pistachio Salad
She Wears Many Hats:
Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

Sides:
Living Mostly Meatless: Vegan-Friendly Corn Casserole
Healthy Green Kitchen: Red Kuri Squash Pie
The Naptime Chef: Crispy Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes
Gluten-Free Blondie: Apple and Cranberry Studded Stuffing
Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat: Blue Cheese and Rosemary Celebration Potatoes
Burnt Lumpia: Turkey, Sweet Potato and Cranberry Empanadas
Panfusine: Pan Fried Polenta Seasoned With Cumin, Ginger & Black Pepper
Homemade Cravings: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Slaw
Bakeaholic Mama: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Crispy Prosciutto
Show Food Chef: Beer-Braised Brussels Sprouts
T’s Tasty Bits: Sweet Empanadas with Pumpkin and Lupini Beans Filling
The Amused Bouche Blog: Braised Kale
The Little Kitchen: How to Make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Desserts:
The Macaron Queen: Macaron Tower
Poet In The Pantry: Amaretto Apple Crisp
Farm Girl Gourmet: Pumpkin Coconut Panna Cotta
That’s Forking Good: Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Blondies
Out of the Box Food: Out of the Box Food Maple Pumpkin Pie
Cake Baker 35: Orange Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Lisa Michele: Pumpkin, Pecan, Cheesecake Pie
Food For My Family: Buttermilk Custard Pear Pie
Simple Bites: Black-Bottom Maple Pumpkin Pie
A Cooks Nook: Swedish Apple Pie
Yakima Herald: Pretzel Jell-O Salad
How Does She: Three of Our Favorite Desserts
Dollhouse Bake Shoppe: Thanksgiving Candy Bar Name Plates
Sweet Fry: Pumpkin Latte
Tasty Trials: Spiced Apple Panna Cotta With Caramelized Apples and Caramel Sauce
An Uneducated Palate: Puff Pastry Apple Tart
Frugal Front Porch: Mini Cheaty Cheesecakes

Even more:
Kitchen Courses: Thanksgiving for Six People Under $60
A Curious Palate: The Communal Table

Time for the winner of the Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus Food Processor. After I generated the number via random.org, and counted over and over, skipping over a few of my own replies, I wasn’t shocked to see where it landed.  There were several entries from people who battled and survived breast cancer, people who’s loved ones battled and survived breast cancer, and sadly, some who lost loved ones to it.  Well…random.org chose one of those people, or maybe something/someone else did.

Congratulations, Stephanie!  I hope your Mom chops, grinds and purees her heart out :)  Sending you an email to get your mailing info, right now.

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  1. That pie is terrific! What so sinful. What a great Thanksgiving treat.

    I also hate the smell of raw pumpkin, but I love eating that veggie.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. You just cut my baking down! I normally make cheesecake, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and a couple others….

    I think I LOVE this idea of 3 in 1!!!!!

  3. Lisa, what a GREAT idea…absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving…this way one slice and you taste all three flavors.
    Beautiful as always.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for this great idea :-)

  4. WOW looks amazing I love the chocolate covered slice yummy. The 3 in 1 certainly satisfies many different tastes. Your plating compositions are quite festive – great photos :).

  5. I’ve never had pumpkin pie before. I see it all over the internet at this time of year and I am so intrigued, and then you go and put pecans on the top and my head explodes. Wow! I keep scrolling back up just to stare at the photos. Must.Make.Pie.

  6. This is the most fabulous, over the top pumpkin pie I’ve ever seen. You’re a genius. You really need to publish a cookbook!

  7. How cool is that, Lisa! I just LOVE it! I’m working on a ceramic pie plate in my pottery class and if it comes out beautiful I will use it for the first time to make this pie… yes… it is that special! What a great idea!

  8. This pie is stunning! I haven’t made pumpkin pie in forever… but I just made a cheesecake, and I think I made pecan pie last year. Love the idea of combining them all!

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  10. Lisa, your pie looks wonderful. I have to admit that I’m one of those that shuns traditional pumpkin pie. I have tried it numerous times but never can do it though I love the flavor of pumpkin in other things…maybe it’s a texture thing. Give a call tonight if you have a chance, I’m still up.

  11. Umm… I think I have to make this. Like… now.

  12. I’m trying to think of a word that’s more decadent than decadent. :) WOW! What a pie! To heck with the meal – give me a fork!!!!

  13. Oh my word, Lisa. :-) This really is the best of the holidays all in one pie. :-) Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite holiday treats, especially cold for breakfast with strong coffee. :-)

  14. THAT is a sexy pie!!!!!!! Seriously sexy.

    I have never even imagined that a pie like this could exist, and now WOW. You’ve gone and done it.

    Bravo, bravo!

  15. Oh wow Lisa, that pie sounds heavenly! I admire your tenacity at getting yourself a slice of pie, and your steadfastness in the face of family disapproval. I personally tried my first pumpkin pie at a friend’s place a couple of years ago and I loved it!. Then a few weeks ago, a brilliant orange pumpkin screamed out to be turned into pie so I baked my first one ever. It was ok (I stuffed up the filling making it too mushy), but now I know where the family stands – two against two :) Not too bad. Might convert everyone when I give this a whirl.

  16. Pumpkin Pecan Pie Perfection! I’m glad you stuck with your love for pumpkin! We always have one on our table, but our pies are always the tried and true every year – cherry, pumpkin, pecan, and chocolate cream. Might have to mix it up this year!

  17. I hated pumpkin pie until I started to make my own with fresh pumpkin instead of the vile canned stuff! Your pie is fabulous! Gorgeous! A Wower! You are such an incredible baker! I want! But I have to tell you, the candied pecans and that drizzle of chocolate glaze/ganache did me in. Can I come over for Thanksgiving???

  18. What a great idea! You can have all of your favorite pies in one! :-) I have quite a bit of fresh pumpkin put up, so I will be trying this recipe soon.

  19. Your pumpkin pie story is hilarious :) I had my first slice a few years ago, I’m a fan too. Love what you did here, the layers look so pretty and neat.

  20. Ohhh no you di’in’t!!! HOLY CRAP LISA. I think I just drooled all over myself. Our minds must think alike because one of my friends and I are thinking of making a pecan/pumpkin bread (mix between pecan pie and pumpkin pie) for the holidays! Will report back on how it turns out. But judging by the deliciousness you just made, I don’t think we’ll come close! I HAVE TO MAKE THIS. <3

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  29. This is definitely on my thanksgiving menu!!!! Thank you for coming up with this!

  30. That pie is a dream come true! I have to make it – so clever!

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  35. The creative part of your brain is working overtime again, Lisa:) This pie looks AMAZING. No tough decision on which pie to eat, you’ve covered it all! Woo Hoo!

  36. I’ve only had pumpkin pie once but I loved it! You’d enjoy pumpkin fritters too I’d guess. For Christmas I do mashed butternut with loads of butter, some cinnamon & nutmeg. It’s just the tastiest thing!

    I’ve known people who won’t eat anything green, but never heard of someone not eating pumpkin! Your dad doesn’t know what he’s missing :(

    That pecan topping looks incredible, my favourite pie is pecan. Mmmmmmm… Awesome baking Lis, as always!

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  39. Lovely post – you made me laugh. My husband is a pumpkin hater. I’m going to try out your wonderful looking pie.

  40. That pie looks delectable indeed :) I love the combo for sure. Funny that I hated pumpkin pie and all things pumpkin not too long ago and same with pecan, but after years of the prize pies at my in laws was pecan and pumpkin they both grew on me. My mother in law makes a great pecan pie more of a chess pie but I found a recipe for a caramel pecan pie that is really tasty. I think your Dad would change his mind if he had a bite of your pie. Hope your Thanksgiving is good or bearable if no one likes pumpkin :) xoxo

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  42. This looks completely incredible…not that I’d expect anything less from you! Loving all the layers and those beautiful nuts on top – absolutely gorgeous :-)

  43. I’ve been loving all the cheesecake-cake hybrids but cheesecake-PIE hybrids? Wowza. I’m a big big fan of pecan pies but this looks even better. Also, loved your childhood story of your first pumpkin pie taste. My family is not a fan either but I’m slowly trying to get my husband to like squash of all kind. One day, one day :)

  44. This looks absolutely delicious!!

    • Thank you, Julie! I hope you try it!

  45. This pie is amazing!!

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  47. What a fun looking pie! May have to try this one!

  48. Oh My! This sounds absolutely sinful, not to mention absolutely delish. We are traditional pumpkin pie people on Thanksgiving but for my birthday…this might “take the cake” so to speak. :)

  49. So brilliant lisa! I was just on the phone with my mom discussing our menu and we were wishing for something like this. Thanks! This will be on our table.

  50. i very like

  51. I LOVE it, with 2 of my fave pies in there. It took along time before my first bite of a pumpkin pie too as my parents are not fans. but now when I make one they do eat it. And I am a sucker for pecan pie!

  52. I love everything about this post. Your “relationship” for pumpkin pie even when no one liked him. Your never giving up. And dang–your triple pie. Looks SO good. I would personally LOVE the pecans on top and especially with the chocolate drizzled over it, but my husband wouldn’t. He would probably like the cheesecake layer though, so many I’ll try it with just the cheesecake and pumpkin. Happy Pumpkin Pie Eating (Thanksgiving) to you!

  53. Gorgeous pie! That crust is nothing less than beautiful!

  54. Wow, I have no words……amazing

  55. Coincidentally I tweeted this pie a couple days ago …. it looks amazing! I will definitely have to make this during the holiday season! And thanks for your kind comments on the story about my grandpa’s pumpkin pie. Brought tears to my eyes. You are a sweet lady. :)

    • Aww..thanks, Renee, but you wrote a beautiful post..brought a smile to face and tears to my eyes at the same time.

  56. Thanks for sharing this delicious cheesecake pumpkin pecan pie pecan. It looks so yummy! I love baking pies for thanksgiving, and I’ve never seen any pie this one. It combines three tasty desserts into one. It sure is unique :)

  57. Oh wow, this pie is just incredible!!! I love the layers. I can’t believe your family hates pumpkin and pumpkin pie – so sad! At least you know better ;-)

  58. Wow, now that is a serious Thanksgiving pie. You aren’t messing around!

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  60. Lisa – pumpkin is one of my favorite pies (fruit pie gal here). My heart goes out to you for its absence in your youth :-) We’re the opposite here – lovers of pumpkn traditional pie and they’d be an uproar if at least one pie was not pumpkin period (no cream cheese, no nuts .. ). For non-family events, your pie looks great.

  61. This pie beats all the other pies on the shelf! I’m not a pie person but this one looks like something I would want to end my Thanksgiving dinner with.

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  63. Looks awesome! I like the idea of having several different layers because I can not bring myself to eat a whole, pure pumpkin pie. Sorry :( But this one would be a winner at the table if it was at our Thanksgiving dinner.

  64. Triple WOW! What a unique Thanksgiving dessert. I’ll be more than happy to #pullupachair and dig in!

  65. Wow – that is one gorgeous looking pie! What a pleasure to share this virtual feast with you (and thanks for the link back). Hope we all get to do it again next year :-)

  66. What an awesome combo — anyone would love to have this on their Thanksgiving table, I’m sure!

  67. That is some pie craziness! Thanksgiving is done and dusted up here, but I might try this for Christmas. I never liked pumpkin pie as a kid–its colour just couldn’t compete with apple pie, which is still my favourite. However, now that I’m older and wiser, pumpkin pie is a yearly ritual. Good thing I got my 15 pie pumpkins cooked and frozen this past weekend–I see lots of pie in my future.

  68. This pie is fantastic. I can imagine one bite of that brings so many delicious tastes in the mouth. The foodnetwork virtual Thanksgiving menu is also wonderful. Congratulations on being part of such a fantastic idea and thanks for sharing these great ideas. Now I have to change my plans for Thanksgiving and add a couple of those recipes, or at least add a cheesecake pumpkin pecan apple pear pie.:-) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  70. This is a gorgeous, genius pie, that’s what it is. It’s like fall in pie form.

  71. i really wish someone would bake this for me!!!

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  73. This pie kills me! Breathtaking! Gorgeous! I just have no words! I need this in my life!!!! :)

  74. My family loves pecan pie…and this would certainly be a way to sneak pumpkin into their tummies ;o)

    I love the way you hold your own Lisa…that’s our girl.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones,
    Claudia

  75. As someone who likes pumpkin pie but doesn’t go mad for it and living with a pumpkin-pie hater (daughter) and pumpkin-pie lover (son and husband) this is a solution that gives everyone what they want without having to make three pies! I think I may dance. Hope you have the loveliest of Thanksgivings.

  76. OMG! All the greatness of Thanksgiving in one. I am so hungry looking at that pie that I have to make one VERY soon. Awesome. Just looks delicious. Thanks so much for posting and Happy Thanksgiving.

  77. 3 in 1? This should be named All-in-One :) great recipe!

  78. This looks so delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

  79. This pie is a keeper forever. Thanks so much!

  80. oh my gawwwwd!! GENIUS! I love it

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  85. Making this tonight….pre-Thanksgiving test

  86. Maria..let me know how the test run went! Remember..it has to be refrigerated for a few hours before slicing :)

  87. how should i adjust the time if I want to make this into tarts?

    • It depends how large the tarts are. Mini muffin size…4-inch..6-inch etc?? Let me know and I’ll figure it out :)

      • I’m sorry I never noticed that you responded until I went on this evening to find the recipe again, I made them into tarts and they were a HUGE hit at Thanksgiving, people ask me about them all the time. This is a great recipe! Thank you!

      • Rianna..I am so thrilled to hear that! How long did you bake the tarts?

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  90. WOW!!! I can not wait to taste this!!!

  91. Have you ever tried freezing this pie? Just wondering if I could go ahead and make it now to save a little time on Thanksgiving day. What are your thoughts?

    • Hi, Lori..no. I haven’t, but, you can freeze cheesecake..you can freeze pumpkin pie..I’m just not too sure about the pecan pie. If that can be frozen, I don’t see why not! :)

  92. I’m so glad you re-shared this, Lisa! Wowee!!! The hubby HAS to have Libby’s pumpkin pie, but this is more my style! Those pecans might not even make it to the pie :)

  93. What a great recipe! I’ve been looking at this recipe for days, and I think I’ve decided to make it! I just need to change the crust. I’m gluten-free so I was thinking about making a gluten-free gingersnap cookie crust. I also don’t have a pie pan, but I do have a 9 inch springform pan. Do you think that would work well? And do you think there’d be enough room to maybe make a thicker cheesecake layer, like by using 12 oz of cream cheese instead of 8 and adding more sugar? We are all big cheesecake fans in this house! Although I doubt anyone would complain about it not being cheesecakey enough, with the combination of awesome pies going on here!

    • Hi, Jodi! I see nothing wrong with using a springform pan and think it’s a great idea! I’m assuming you will be using a 9 or 10-inch springform pan? If you increase the amount of cream cheese, you may need to adjust the baking time to maybe 10 minutes more, but you can go by feel. If it jiggles a little in the middle,but looks done around the middle, it’s ready to cool, then refrigerate, like a cheesecake :) Please let me know how it turns out for you! I would love to try it in a springform pan myself! The GF gingersnap cookie crust sounds great! I was thinking of trying it with a graham cracker crust one day!

  94. Pie is in the oven now. Looks yummy but we put the pumpkin and cheesecake portion for about a half hour, longer than suggested, and the pecan sort of meshed into the pumpkin and overflowed. We spooned some out so that it won’t overflow into the oven. My mom is eating the portion of pumpkin/pecan that we spooned out and loves it so far. Can’t wait to try it all finished up! It was our first time, so we don’t mind that it didn’t turn out perfectly as prescribed. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :)

    • *We put it in the freezer for about half hour.

      • Hi, Marybeth…how did it turn out in the end? I do recommend it chills in the fridge for several hours after cooling to room temperature..like a cheesecake, so it sets up completely and there are a lot of layers to set up. Also, did you use a deep dish pie pan? :)

  95. Oh my god..this pie is a keeper, everyone went crazy for it! I was afraid it was too loose when I took it out of the oven, but after chilling overnight, it was perfect and I was able to let it come to room temperature for serving. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  96. LOVED! I made this the night before Thanksgiving and brought it to my in-laws. Everyone wanted to take the leftovers! I baked it about 15 minutes longer b/c I was afraid it wasn’t going to set. TY so much for a great recipe!

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  98. Oh my gosh! I’m dying to make this pie this year. Is there any way to use a ready made crust to save on time? My fingers are crossed you really to this in time! Thank you, Megan.

    • Hi, megan, I love your enthusiasm :) Yes, you can use a ready made pie crust for this pie (make sure it’s a deep dish pie crust)..but you still need to parbake it a little before adding fillings. Also, very important, which I mention in the post. This pie must be refrigerated for several hours to overnight (like you would a cheesecake) before serving :) You can bring it to room temp once it’s been chilled and firm. Let me know how it turns out!

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  100. I made this last Thanksgiving to rave reviews, and will be making it again this Thanksgiving. Here’s some tips to insure it turns out right;

    1. Deep dish 10″ pie dish is a must, as well as prebaking the crust slightly!
    2. To insure pretty, separate layers, make sure the cheesecake layer is frozen enough before pouring on the pumpkin layer. If it isn’t, the cheesecake will seep into the pumpkin..making it kind of yellow. It won’t look as pretty but it’s still delicious!
    4 VERY GENTLY spoon on the pecan layer when the pumpkin layer is baked firm enough to hold it without sinkage! I just plopped spoonfuls around the pie and let the oven melt it even it out.
    3. Like the recipe says, You must refrigerate it for several hours to overnight, as you would a cheesecake. It will be jiggly when you take it out of the oven, but like a cheesecake..it will firm up perfectly in the fridge!

    I hope this helps anyone who has any trepidation about making this!

    • Thanks so much for that, Donna, and so glad you and your family enjoyed it as much as we do :)

      • HI! I have another tip! The first time I made this, just freezing the cheesecake layer before pouring on the pumpkin layer, the pecan layer liquid sort of seeped into the pumpkin layer making it yellowish, but it was still crazy delicious (looks are not important, right?)!! But I wanted layers like I saw in Lisa’s photos, so I froze the pumpkin layer after I poured it onto the frozen cheesecake layer, then baked as instructed prior to pouring on the-pecan layer. My layers turned out just like the photos! No seepage into the pumpkin layer!! Orange and beautiful! Hope this helps all who make it!

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  102. I am so wanting to try thing for Thanksgiving! But I can’t find a 9.5-10 inch deep pie pan. Where did you get yours?

  103. I wanted to try making this recipe “mini” in a silicone muffin pan with gingersnap crust. I noticed a lot of comments about overflowing, etc, how full do you think I should fill each cup to in order to prevent spillage while baking? 3/4? 2/3?

    • Hi, Cheesecake Lover! The reason there was overflow in some of the earlier comments was because a deep dish pie pan wasn’t used, just a regular 9 or 10-inch. That said, if I were going to do this in a standard muffin pan, I would only use about two tablespoons of each filling. in mini muffin pans, I would only use 1 tablespoon of each filling (for both, adding the pecan topping later in the baking as instructed in the recipe). However, since I’ve never done it, I cannot guarantee success. It’s something you need to play around with, although it would definitely be a delicious testing since any failures would still be tasty LOL. Could you let me know if it works out? :)

      • So add the pecan topping later in general? Or only if you want the crunchier topping? I’m leaning toward gooey, so should I add the pecans after freezing or after baking the 1st 2 layers?

        Also, I plan to use standard muffin pan size and muffin cups as a fail safe (plus easier to serve kids). Any suggestions on baking time adjustments?

      • Hi there again, CL! Sorry for the delay..I’m not getting all of my comment alerts. Something has gone wonky and I need to get it fixed! That said, same as if you bake a whole pie..if you’re using the gooey pecan topping, freeze the cheesecake layer first, then pour on the pumpkin, and freeze that too..THEN pour on the gooey pecan layer and bake. If you use the crunchy topping, just freeze the cheesecake layer, then pour on the pumpkin and bake..spooning on the crunchy pecan layer for the last 1/4 time of baking :)

  104. Oh my GAH! Lisa, I just did a test run on this pie yesterday and we had it for dessert last night since my parents and brother and sister in law + kids are visiting for the weekend..sort of a pre Thanksgiving I guess you could say! IT WAS AMAZING! I have to admit, I did not have the patience to completely freeze the layers so it was more of a swirl pie, but WOAH. You could taste each component separately like that three course dinner chewing gum in Willy Wonka. You take a bite and first the cheesecake hits, then the pecan pie, then the pumpkin arrives in a blast! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • ACK! I saw your comment and mentally reminded myself to get back to it and reply, then plum forgot! I’m so sorry, Carmen! BUT, I’m ecstatic that you and your family loved it so much! I’ve had a few swirlys since I first made it back in 2011, but like you said, still yummy! Loving the Willy Wonka reference! You totally nailed it! :)

  105. Can this be made without the pumpkin, allergic. ..

    • It sure can. You can sub sweet potato for the pumpkin, or you can eliminate that layer altogether and make it a pecan cheesecake pie. I don’t know offhand how you would adjust the baking time in that case, but here is a link to a pecan cheesecake pie that looks great! http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2013/11/pecan-cheesecake-pie/

  106. What if you don’t strain the can pumpkin?

    • Hi, Lauren :) That’s hard to answer because it’s just something I’ve always done since I created this pie to insure that it cooked evenly without any extra moisture. Frankly, I don’t see any harm in not straining it, or you can cook it down to reduce the moisture, but I can’t say 100% for sure whether or not it will turn out exactly as it should without straining it or cooking it down.

  107. I’d like to make this pie but I noticed the measurements are cut off on the side.

    • I just installed a recipe plug-in and did some aesthetic tweaks to it. I’m going to go back and fix it. Please let me know if he measurements are back to normal in about 15 minutes. SO sorry for the inconvenience, Brandi!

  108. I am making the pie right now. I cheated and used a pre-made deep dish pie crust. 1. I had way too much pumpkin filling so I am baking the extra in another pie pan and 2. There was too little pecan filling, didn’t cover the surface.

    P.S. I made the mistake of putting the recipe in myfitnesspal… oh, my, I better enjoy each bite as I think I can have only one slice. Looks sinful!

    • Lorta, which pecan topping did you use, the gooey or the crunchy? That said, I’ve never had an overflow of pumpkin filling using a 10-inch deep dish plate. What size deep dish did you buy? The pre-made deep dish pie crusts in the market tend to run a little smaller than your average deep dish pie plate :)

      • I made the gooey pecan topping. And I used this pie crust. I don’t have a deep dish pan so I would have really been in trouble if I tried to make it in my own pie pan. http://www.pillsbury.com/products/pie-crust/pet-ritz-deep-dish-pie-crust

        Maybe if I like it, the next time I will figure out how to do it in an 8×8 or 9×9 pan.

      • Loreta..the Pet-Ritz is a good pie crust :) However, it’s listed at 9-inches, but tends to measure a little less circumference wise. BUT, you could always double the pecan topping and decrease the pumpkin layer if you use a smaller pan. That said, for an 8×8 or 9×9 square, I would cut the ingredients in half for the pumpkin layer only. The cheesecake layer and pecan layer should fit perfectly as is. I really hope you like it!!!
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        By the way, this dish is similar to the dish I always use when making this pie – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002UBEKI/thecobaltblue-20

        I can’t find the exact one as it may have been discontinued. :(

      • Thank you

      • You’re so welcome, Loreta! Did you try it yet or is it still chilling? I highly recommend bringing it to room temp after the chilling to bring out the full flavor :)

      • Still chilling, but I did try the extra pumpkin filling I baked in a pan and that was yummy.

      • Mine was no where near as pretty as yours, but boy it was yummy!! Need to work on the beautification.

        I did forget the step about draining the pumpkin puree, but that did not seem to impact the pie at all.

      • Lortea, I’m so glad you liked it! That being said, the pie in my photos was number 4 in a week of testing. I went to great lengths to make it look as perfect as possible for photos lol Trust me, it doesn’t always look this good for me!! Also, the slice in the photo – I cut 4 slices before finding one that perfect! ;D

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  110. I’m going to make your wonderful cheesecake pumpkin pecan pie for Thanksgiving and I want to use my 10″ spring form pan. Not sure what crust I want to use (graham cracker, Nilla waffer or pie crust) but, how far up the sides will I have to put the crust?
    Any updates or new tips for the posted recipe?

    • Hi, Sherri! You could press the crust as far up or low as you like, but you don’t want it too thick or thin, so go by feel as you press it into the pan, You will know how far you can go! However, I’m thinking you should also prebake a cookie crust (graham or nilla wafer) like you do the regular pie crust because all the layers are very moist and that could cause a soggy cookie crust too if not prebaked a little. As for any new tips, if you look in the notes of the recipe, there’s a new tip about the pecan pie topping. ALSo, a reader made this pie using a graham cracker crust and said it was AMAZING! :)

      • Thanks Lisa, I don’t care for Graham crackers, but will pre bake a Nilla wafer crust. I appreciate all the testing you did to make, and share, this recipe with us.

      • You’re so welcome, Sherri! If you run into any problems at all, please contact me ASAP either here or via my contact form, and I’ll get back to you immediately (I’m not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year). :)

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  113. I am gearing up to make this pie for Thanksgiving. I have a question. Did you toast the pecans before adding them into the mix? I am using Jack Daniels instead of water in the crust, I hope it works like I think it will.

    • Hi, Amanda. No, I didn’t toast them since they usually toast enough as they bake on the pie, but if you want to toast them a little before mixing them with the rest of the pecan topping ingredients, I wouldn’t see any harm in it. But, you need to watch them closely while toasting, only going so far that you can smell the toastiness just a little bit. That said, good luck making it and if you run into any problems at all, I’ll be around on T-Day to help ASAP. so let me know here or via my contact form :)
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      BTW, JD in the crust sounds great! I’m guessing it tenderizes the dough like vodka does (except with flavor!).

  114. Can you use a Pre-made, uncooked, refrigerated pie crust?

    • Yes you can, Tenya, but just make sure you parbake it, via the directions, so you don’t end up with a soggy crust in the end:)


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