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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

Pecan Cream Pie is a creamy, fluffy, lighter version of classic pecan pie. Cream Cheese, fresh whipped cream, and pecans inside a buttery, flaky crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan cream pie, pecan pie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Fridge Time 8 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 slices
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. 

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Recipe Notes

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

 

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.