Vanilla Walnut Pie

This pie is a novel take on two tried and true holiday desserts: pecan pie and cheesecake. A layer of smooth cream cheese is a perfect complement to the walnuts' satisfyingly sweet, nutty crunch.

Ingredients
Serves: Makes 10 servings.
Directions
15 mins Prep time 55 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
55 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare crust as directed on package for one-crust pie using 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Beat cream cheese, 1 of the eggs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Spread evenly on bottom of crust. Bake 15 minutes.

  • Beat remaining 2 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar with wire whisk in large bowl until very smooth. Add corn syrup, butter, remaining 3 teaspoons vanilla and salt; stir until well blended. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over baked cream cheese layer. Slowly pour corn syrup mixture over nuts.

  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until just set in center. Cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 510Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Sodium: 285mgProtein: 8g
  • Total Fat: 34gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g

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