Pecan Surprise Pie

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

When the pie is prepared, the cheesecake layer goes in first, then a sprinkling of pecans goes on top, followed by a sweet and spiced up egg and corn syrup concoction. When this pie emerges from the oven, the layers are, surprisingly, reversed.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add 1/3 cup sugar and beat until smooth. Thoroughly mix in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Do not overbeat. Spread mixture into pastry shell. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 3 beaten eggs, corn syrup, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix until incorporated but not frothy. Pour mixture over pecan layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until filling is set and pecans are browned. Pie will be quite high, but will settle as it cools.