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Pecan pie just like the original but in a creamy, light, and fluffy pecan cream pie. Pie crust filled with a thick & creamy pecan mixture. This whipped cream pie is a delicious Fall twist to traditional cream pie and makes for an excellent Thanksgiving dessert.

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PECAN PIE RECIPE

I first posted this recipe for pecan cream pie two years ago on the blog. Since then it has been made by so many people and gotten rave reviews. With Thanksgiving next week I knew that I needed to update and republish this recipe for you all.Β 

And here it is! Pretty new pictures. The original recipe is still the same and the original post is below. Enjoy πŸ™‚Β 

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I have deemed this week ‘THANKSGIVING WEEK’ on the blog. I have my baby the following week so more than likely I will not be up for posting Thanksgiving recipes for you all.

To kick it off, I have this PECAN CREAM PIE. It’s almost no-bake and it’s quite simple to make.

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Start by baking a pie crust. You can use either a frozen pie crust, a store bought crust, use the refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust sheets, or make your own.

Whip together some heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. In a separate bowl beat together softened cream cheese, vanilla extract, brown sugar, pure maple syrup, and chopped pecans.

Combine the two together and spread into the cooked and cooled pie crust. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or even overnight.Β 

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I always love serving a cream type pie at the Thanksgiving dessert table because they are ‘lighter’ and I love the creaminess of them.

Pecan pie can sometimes be too heavy and rich but this pecan cream pie is light, creamy, and you still get that iconic pecan pie flavor at the same time.Β 

My tips for making this recipeΒ 

  • Use PURE MAPLE SYRUP and not pancake syrup. They’re not the same thing. You can find pure maple syrup by the other syrups and breakfast items in the grocery store.Β 
  • The maple syrup is more expensive but use the leftovers to make these maple roasted sweet potatoes or this maple pumpkin pie.Β 
  • I prefer to whip my own cream for this recipe but if you don’t want to, simple substitute with an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip for the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar.Β 
  • Make sure that whatever pie crust you use is baked and cooled before loading it with the pecan cream filling.Β 

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Pecan Cream Pie | Pecan Pie Recipe | Pecan pie just like the original but in a creamy, light, and fluffy pecan cream pie. Pie crust filled with a thick & creamy pecan mixture. This whipped cream pie is a delicious Fall twist to traditional cream pie and makes for an excellent Thanksgiving dessert. #thanksgivingrecipe #pie #pecanpie #nobake #dessertrecipe #recipeoftheday
Pecan Cream Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Fridge Time
8 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
 
Pecan pie just like the original but in a creamy, light, and fluffy pecan cream pie. Pie crust filled with a thick & creamy pecan mixture. This whipped cream pie is a delicious Fall twist to traditional cream pie and makes for an excellent Thanksgiving dessert.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan cream pie, pecan pie recipe, pie
Servings: 10
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1 (9-inch) uncooked pie crust
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 bars (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Cook pie crust according to package or recipe instructions. Let cool completely before adding the cream pie filling. 

  2. In a small bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Beat with a hand mixer, or stand mixer, until stiff peaks form. This will take several minutes. 

  3. In a separate larger bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, and pure maple syrup. Beat together until combined and creamy. 

  4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and stir together until combined. Stir in 1 cup of the chopped pecans. 

  5. Spread mixture into the baked and cooled pie crust. Sprinkle the remaining pecans on top of the pie. Cover and let refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight before serving. 

  6. I like to whip some additional cream to decorate the top with right before serving (as pictured above). You don't have to do this at all. Serve plain and it's really delicious too. 

Recipe Notes

It's best to use the full-fat cream cheese for this recipe.

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If wanted, you can use an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip instead of whipping your own heavy cream and powdered sugar together. It tastes much better when you whip it yourself, but you can use the easier option of Cool Whip if you prefer.Β 

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      CJ
      December 2, 2018 at 9:08 pm Costco has pure maple syrup that is cheaper and BETTER than any other store bought brand and you can get a 3 pound bag of pecans for under 16 bucks!!!

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      Roxie
      January 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm Add a teaspoon of instant nonfat dry milk to whip cream and it will hold its shape and not wilt!

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    Denise Long
    August 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm I'm not a big Maple syrup fan...is there something else I could add instead?
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      Together As Family
      August 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm I can't think of anything that would be a good substitute. If it helps at all, you don't taste this pie and think that it tastes like maple syrup. You could always try not adding it but then I am afraid you would end up with a bland cream pie that does not really taste like anything.
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      carolyn jonaitis
      November 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm add a splash of bourbon. or brandy. throw in some cinnamon. for a really fun twist, add a dash of cardamom.
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    Vicki
    August 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm My tusband will love this recipe. I did have a question though, he is a big German chocolate Cake fan and I was wondering if there is some way to add baker's chocolate or something to it to make it more like the German chocolate cake?
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      Together As Family
      August 10, 2017 at 10:19 am That's a good question. I don't know how you could incorporate german chocolate into the recipe. Not sure it would work because of the maple syrup in the pie. It seems like those two flavors might clash? Maybe it would be delicious for all I know. Maybe a chocolate drizzle?
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        Matt
        December 14, 2018 at 6:13 am German chocolate is coconut caramel pecan. So instead of maple syrup you would add something like caramel, add coconut.... I would likely do a chocolate crust or chocolate shavings on top.

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      Rita Smith
      November 19, 2018 at 5:51 am I love the roasted pecans im going to use toasted pecans to highlight flavor!!

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        Together As Family
        November 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm Oh yes, that would be incredible! Enjoy.
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    Brooke
    November 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm This sounds delicious! I have a question though...In the past I've had trouble getting granulated sugar to dissolve enough in cream cheese to become a smooth mixture. Did you notice any sugar grit from the brown sugar? If not, how long did you cream the cheese and brown sugar? Thanks!
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      Together As Family
      November 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm That's a great question! You can use powdered sugar instead of the granulated sugar OR make sure your cream cheese is soft before adding the granulated sugar to it and mixing. If you try and mix a colder block of cream cheese it will end up not mixing well which can cause the grainy thing you're talking about. Things mix better when they are room temperature. My trick is to place the cream cheese (unwrapped) on a microwave safe plate and let it cook for 15-20 seconds (depending on how powerful your microwave is). You don't want it melted and runny, you just want it soft and warmer. Hopefully that makes sense :) I use granulated sugar in this recipe with the cream cheese trick and I never have problems with a grainy texture. But, again powdered sugar would be just find also. Hope that helps!
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    Pam
    November 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm Can this pie be frozen? I am making it in Tennessee and driving to Thanksgiving in Ohio. Would like to avoid getting up super early on Thanksgiving morning to put it together.
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      Together As Family
      November 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm I prefer to make this pie a day ahead of time so there would be no need to wake up early. I don't think it would freeze well but I have never tried it, so maybe it would?? I would suggest just making it the day ahead of Thanksgiving once you get to Ohio. Hopefully that will work. Good luck. Happy Thanksgiving.
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    Jen
    January 30, 2018 at 3:08 am This makes a beautiful cream pie! I made it with a graham cracker crust and toasted the pecan's before I folded them in. IT WAS SO GOOD! Thank you for this recipe!
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      Together As Family
      February 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm You're welcome. So glad you loved it!
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    Carol
    August 30, 2018 at 6:43 am What a great time to discover this recipe! I love the pecans for a fall dessert and the maple syrup tops it all off for me. Cannot wait to make this!
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      Together As Family
      August 30, 2018 at 7:58 pm Thanks Carol! So glad you discovered this recipe too. It's always a staple at Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Enjoy!
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    Lori
    September 14, 2018 at 5:52 am Do you think Steen's syrup would work? The real deal!
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      Together As Family
      September 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm I don't know what Steen's syrup is, but as long as it's like maple syrup then it might work. I have only ever used real maple syrup so I can't say for sure.
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    Mandy
    November 21, 2018 at 9:10 am This pie looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it out for thanksgiving dinner, however I have a question,I was going to opt for the cool whip instead of the heavy whipping cream. If I do that, do I still add in the powdered sugar as well or is that only if I use heavy whipping cream?

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      Together As Family
      November 21, 2018 at 10:36 am If you use cool whip do not add the powdered sugar. The sugar is only to sweeten the heavy cream. So just add the tub of cool whip. Enjoy!
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    Jaryn
    November 25, 2018 at 2:14 pm I made this for Thanksgiving and I am sick that I wasted these ingredients, especially the pecans. No one ate their piece and the remainder will go in the trash. It was awful. Can I score less than one star?

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      Together As Family
      November 26, 2018 at 11:12 am Hmmm, so sorry to hear this. I’ve never heard such a bad review about this recipe. Thanks for letting me know 😁.
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        Tanya
        December 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm I wonder why Jaryn didn’t like it? Steen’s is cane syrup and I think it will substitute just fine. I plan to make this for Christmas and will use cane syru. I’m thinking of making it in a square pan with just a bottom crust and cut into squares. Will the filling hold up to that?
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    Ann
    December 1, 2018 at 3:20 pm I just made this pie because I was craving something sweet. It's awesome. I used a graham cracker crust instead, but followed the recipe otherwise. I will be making this pie again.

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    Sheila
    December 5, 2018 at 9:26 pm Wow! Who doesn’t like cream cheese or whipped cream? I find it hard to believe someone didn’t like the pie! It was yummy!😊.
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      Together As Family
      December 13, 2018 at 1:46 pm That's what I said too! :) We love this pie.
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    LuAnn Swank
    December 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm Do you think you can use maple bourbon pecan skinny syrup ?
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      Together As Family
      December 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm Possibly? I have only ever used pure maple syrup so I can't say for sure.
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    Charlotte Taylor
    December 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm Can you use maple extract for the maple flavor? I am on Keto and can't have maple syrup. Can sub out with Keto products all except the maple syrup.
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      Together As Family
      December 27, 2018 at 10:07 pm You could try it. Maple extract can give off a fake or imitation maple flavor which may not be appealing in this pie.
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    Anne-Marie
    December 17, 2018 at 6:50 pm Can I double this recipe and use ladyfingers in my spring form pan? Can't wait to see your answer. By now I assume you have had the baby, I send you congratulations and blessings be on your child.

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      Together As Family
      December 27, 2018 at 10:07 pm Thank you so much. Yes, I had the baby and that baby is 4 now! It's funny with blog posts cause I write them and people can read them years later :) Doubling the recipe would work fine and I assume ladyfingers would too, I have never worked with ladyfingers so not sure exactly but it seems that It would be just fine.
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    Claire Elizabeth
    December 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm I messed up :( I accidentally mixed the cream cheese in the beginning with the heavy cream and powdered sugar. Is there any saving it? With everything mixed together now it looks like a cheesecake batter that I should bake. Any suggestions?? The batter tastes amazing and I don't want it to go to waste.

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    Mary
    March 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm Perfect just the way you have it! Rave reviews from all who tasted it. It is great all year not just at Thanksgiving. Thank you!

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    Tina T. Smith
    March 25, 2019 at 9:33 am This recipe looks great and I can't wait to try it. I notice that it says "9-inch pie shell" Is that deep dish or regular? The amount of ingredients look like it could fill a deep dish. I just wanted clarification.

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      Together As Family
      March 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm Good question! It really does not matter. I normally buy the deep dish frozen pie shells from the store. If you use the non deep dish then the pie will be taller. I've honestly probably used both kinds, and just not paid attention to what crust I was buying. I hope that helps!
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    Linda S Guess
    March 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm What could I use instead of maple syrup? We don't like maple. Could I use Karo syrup?
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    Terry H
    April 13, 2019 at 3:20 pm Thank you for adding the note about the Cool Whip. I am allergic to dairy. I can use a non-dairy crème cheese but have not found a suitable substitute for whipping cream. I will try it this week at home but already thinking about the mission trip in southern Texas this summer. It should be great after a hard days work.
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      Together As Family
      April 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm I hope you all enjoy this! And yes, if there is a dairy free cool whip alternative it can definitely be used in this.
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    Jo
    April 16, 2019 at 2:29 pm Delicious! Thank you! I did not change a thing! It is going to be one of my favorites! So easy! Why is it that immediately Folks want to change a recipe??

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      Together As Family
      April 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm Yay! So glad to hear this. I love this one so much. One of my very favorite pies.
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    Connie
    April 21, 2019 at 10:28 pm Very good. I think I will use a graham cracker crust that is baked next time. I also drizzled a little carmel sauce on top.

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    Robyn Bolle
    June 1, 2019 at 9:46 am Please correct your recipe to read NOT to use powdered sugar if you are using Cool Whip. If I had not read through the reviews I would have added the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture. Thank you.

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      Together As Family
      June 7, 2019 at 6:04 pm The recipe calls for homemade whipped cream. That is the recipe. In the notes section of the recipe I do say that if you choose to use Cool Whip then don't add the powdered sugar. Thanks for your feedback :)
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    Millican Pecan
    June 26, 2019 at 1:50 pm This is exactly what I am looking for...very light dessert with lots of flavor. I love pecans and am always seeking out recipes that show them off! Thank you for sharing. Great pictures, too.

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