Paradise Pumpkin Pie

"This pie gets a lot of mmmmm's. It is two separate layers and looks beautiful when sliced. I make it every year for the holidays and family won't accept anything else. easy easy easy and comes out perfect every time"
photo by CoolMonday photo by CoolMonday
photo by CoolMonday
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photo by Tiggrr photo by Tiggrr
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg.
  • Pour into pastry shell.
  • Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour, or until cheesecake is firm. It has to be firm before you spoon on the pumpkin mixture.
  • Combine remaining ingredients except for syrup and nuts.
  • Spoon carefully over cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake 65-70 minutes -- when cool, brush with maple syrup and decorate with walnuts or pecans.

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  1. sapowell
    Made this for Thanksgiving, but instead of decorating the top with pecans, I placed a layed of candied walnuts on top of the cream cheese layer before adding the pupkin layer. Very big hit!
  2. Tiggrr
    This was an awesome combination of my two favorites. I did up the cream cheese to 12 oz and increased the sugar to 1/2 cup to adjust for the increase but otherwise followed the directions to a tee. My DS has given it the thumbs up and has begged for more last night and today. We had this for our Thanksgiving dinner.
  3. Gagoo
    Prepared this as one of the desserts for our Thanksgiving meal this year, DD prepared a pecan pie. Everyone loved this pie, what wonderful flavor and texture. Took other reviewers suggestions of leaving the cheesecake portion in the fridge for an extended period of time, don't know if it made a difference but the pie was beautiful. Prepared exactly as directed - will definitely be making this again in the future. Thank you CoolMonday for posting.
  4. sweetysjd
    Very good! I made as written and it turned out great! I recommend bringing the cream cheese to room temperature before beating in order to get it as smooth as possible. Thanks for posting!
  5. Krystal-Belle
    This pie smelled absolutely lovely baking in the oven! The instructions were so easy to follow that a trained monkey could make this! I haven't tried this pie yet, but I did taste the fillings before they went into the pastry shell and they tasted marvellous (even without the nutmeg). The only thing wrong was that I did the same thing as the previous rating. I put the pie with the cream cheese mixture into the fridge for about 45 mins, but that wasn't long enough for it to set properly, so I tried to marble the top of the pie to no avail. However, it's the taste that counts, right?! Beautiful pie CoolMonday... Thanks for sharing! -Kryssy UPDATE: Everyone ate the pie in a few minutes and I got none :(. Goes to show that it not only smelled good, but tasted good too! Thanks again


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