Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This special pie--with its rich creamy base, spicey pumpkin layer, and nutty topping-- catapults the Thanksgiving standard into pumpkin-pie paradise. Top it off with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare and roll out pastry.
  2. (Or buy one).
  3. In small mixing bowl beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the vanilla, and the 1 slightly beaten egg, with electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Spoon into pastry or store bought pie crust.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, the 2 eggs, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  7. Carefully pour over cream-cheese mixture.
  8. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of the pie with foil.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove foil.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes more.
  12. Meanwhile, combine the pecans, flour, the 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and butter.
  13. Sprinkle over the pie.
  14. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  15. Cool for 1 to 2 hours on a wire rack.
  16. Refrigerate within 2 hours; cover for longer storage.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious. I have made a few pumpkin pies (not common here in NZ) for my family since moving here but never one with cream cheese or one that had a nut topping. Ive never seen canned pumpkin here either so I just steamed up an amount of fresh pumpkin that looked like it would mash to the amount required and other than that I followed the recipe to a T. Simple to make and great spiced flavour. Thank you for sharing.

Evie* November 15, 2003

I brought this pie to my Thanksgiving gathering and what a hit!!

penny vogt October 07, 2003

Oh, what a wonderful pie this is! DH is a HUGE pumpkin pie fan, but not a big lover of cream cheese. I shooed him out of the kitchen til these were done. He's just now tasted it and he's blown away - declared that THIS was our new Thanksgiving/Christmas pumpkin pie! Thanks so much for this recipe.

AnOkie2 August 10, 2003

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