Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dessert Recipe

Two beloved classic Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner party desserts in one!  Pecan Pie and Cheesecake combined to create your new favorite yummy holiday dessert.  BEHOLD!  Pecan Pie Cheesecake deserves a blue ribbon in the holiday dessert table category.   Your holiday guests are going to be talking about this one and asking for the recipe.  Be prepared with a bookmark to text them or printed copies to pass out!  Truschoome – you’ll be asked to fork it over.  Literally.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Dessert Recipe - perfect for Fall and Winter Dinner Parties and holiday dessert tables! via Dreaming in DIY

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I found this recipe last year and tried it over the holidays.  Can I just say…WOW!  And it’s SO much easier than you think.   I was prepared for complicated instructions and a bagillion steps just from the pictures I saw.  And I was willing to go through the anguish, because:  PECAN PIE and CHEESECAKE.  But, NOPE!  It’s super easy and you don’t need any fancy culinary skills, you guys.  Pinky swear.

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake Dessert Recipe (modified from OMG Chocolate Desserts

Ingredients

For the Crust:

1 and 3/4 cups Nilla Wafers cookie crumbs

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)

For the Pecan Filling:

1 and 1/4 cup light brown sugar

2/3 cup dark corn syrup

1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)

2 large eggs (lightly beaten)

1 and 3/4 cups pecans (chopped)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Cheesecake Filling:

3  8 ounce packages (24 ounces total) cream cheese (softened to room temperature)

1 and 1/4 cups light brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 large eggs

2/3 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Topping:

3 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

1 Cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup toasted pecans (chopped)

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Dessert Recipe - perfect for Fall and Winter Dinner Parties and holiday dessert tables! via Dreaming in DIY

Instructions

To Toast the chopped pecans:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly spritz baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Spread the chopped pecans evenly on the oil spritzed baking sheet and toast them just until they become aromatic, about 5 minutes.  (You have to watch them carefully as they are easily scorched.)

To make the Crust:

  • MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the crust!
  • Line the bottom of 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine Nilla wafer cookie crumbs and brown sugar, stir in melted butter, then press the mixture evenly into bottom and halfway up the side of your 9 inch springform pan.  Set aside in the refrigerator to firm up the crust while you make the filling.

To make the Pecan Filling:

  • MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the PECAN filling layer!
  • In a medium saucepan, combine light brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, eggs, toasted pecans and vanilla.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly until thickened (about 5-7 minutes). Pour into your prepared crust and set aside.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Dessert Recipe - perfect for Fall and Winter Dinner Parties and holiday dessert tables! via Dreaming in DIY

To make the Cheesecake Filing:

  • MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the CHEESECAKE layer!
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Beat the cream cheese until creamy, then add brown sugar and flour and beat until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. ***Be VERY careful to not overbeat it.  Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla, then pour cheesecake mixture over your pecan filling.
  • Place springform pan on a baking sheet, put it in the oven and reduce the heat to 325 Fahrenheit.   Bake the cheesecake for 60-70 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean). Turn off your oven and leave the cheesecake in your with oven door closed for 1 hour.  (Set a timer!)
  • Run a knife around edges of cheesecake but don’t take out of the springform pan until completely cooled.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Dessert Recipe - perfect for Fall and Winter Dinner Parties and holiday dessert tables! via Dreaming in DIY

To make the topping:

  • MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the TOPPING!
  • In a small saucepan combine butter and brown sugar. Cook for 3-5 min or until very bubbly, then stir in cinnamon, heavy whipping cream and chopped, toasted pecans. Cool to room temperature.
  • Release the sides of springform pan and spoon the topping over cooled cheesecake.
  • Store the finished dessert in the fridge until you are ready to serve it!

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Here’s a handy dandy printable version for you to get cheesecake batter fingers all over and then put in your binder of all time favorites:

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dessert Recipe

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dessert Recipe
Two beloved classic Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner party desserts in one!  Pecan Pie and Cheesecake combined to create your new favorite yummy holiday dessert.  BEHOLD!  Pecan Pie Cheesecake deserves a blue ribbon in the holiday dessert table category. 
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Dessert Recipe via Dreaming in DIY
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
For your Crust Layer
  • 1 and 3/4 Cups Nilla Wafer Cookie Crumbs you can smash the cookies in a ziplock baggie or use a food processor to form crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter (unsalted) melted
For your Pecan Filling Layer
  • 1 and 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 Cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Butter (unsalted) melted
  • 2 Large Eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 and 3/4 Cups Pecans chopped and toasted (see instructions section below on how to toast them)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
For your Cheesecake Layer
  • 3 8 oz. Packages Cream Cheese (24 ounces total) softened to room temperature
  • 1 and 1/4 Cups light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
For your Topping Layer
  • 3 and 1/2 Tablespoons Butter (unsalted) melted
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Cup Pecans toasted and chopped (see instructions below on how to toast them)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
For your Crust Layer
  • 1 and 3/4 Cups Nilla Wafer Cookie Crumbs you can smash the cookies in a ziplock baggie or use a food processor to form crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter (unsalted) melted
For your Pecan Filling Layer
  • 1 and 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 Cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Butter (unsalted) melted
  • 2 Large Eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 and 3/4 Cups Pecans chopped and toasted (see instructions section below on how to toast them)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
For your Cheesecake Layer
  • 3 8 oz. Packages Cream Cheese (24 ounces total) softened to room temperature
  • 1 and 1/4 Cups light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
For your Topping Layer
  • 3 and 1/2 Tablespoons Butter (unsalted) melted
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Cup Pecans toasted and chopped (see instructions below on how to toast them)
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Dessert Recipe via Dreaming in DIY
Instructions
Toasting the Chopped Pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spritz baking sheet with cooking spray. To toast pecans, put them on a baking sheet and toast them just until they become aromatic, about 5 minutes. You have to watch them carefully as they are easily scorched
Crust Layer
  1. ** MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the crust! ** Line the bottom of 9 inch spring form pan with parchment paper and set aside. Combine Nilla wafer cookie crumbs and brown sugar, stir in melted butter, then press the mixture evenly into bottom and halfway up the side of your 9 inch springform pan. Set aside in the refrigerator to firm up the crust while you make the filling.
Pecan Filling Layer
  1. ** MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the Pecan Filling layer! ** In a medium saucepan, combine light brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, eggs, toasted pecans and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Pour into prepared crust and set aside.
Cheesecake Layer
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. ** MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the CHEESECAKE layer! ** Beat the cream cheese until creamy, then add brown sugar and flour and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. ***Be VERY careful to not overbeat it. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla, then pour cheesecake mixture over your pecan filling. Place spring form pan on a cookie sheet, put it in the oven and reduce the heat to 325 Fahrenheit. Bake the cheesecake for 60-70 minutes (until toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean). Turn off the oven and leave cheesecake in with oven door closed for 1 hour. Run a knife around edges of cheesecake but don’t take out of the pan until completely cooled.
Topping Layer
  1. ** MAKE SURE you are looking at the ingredient measurements in the section just for the TOPPING layer! ** In a small saucepan combine butter and brown sugar. Cook for 3-5 min or until very bubbly, then stir in cinnamon, heavy whipping cream and chopped, toasted pecans. Cool to room temperature. Release the sides of spring form pan and spoon the topping over cooled cheesecake. Store the finished dessert in the fridge until it's time to serve your yummy dessert!
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