Alligator Pecan Pie

Kathleen Riemer



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1 unbaked, 9-inch, deep-dish pie shell


8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 / 8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1- 1 / 4 cups pecan halves, or to taste


3 eggs
1 / 4 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut the cream cheese into chunks and place in bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until smooth. Add sugar and beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Beat in the egg, salt and vanilla. Spread evenly in the bottom of the pie shell. Place the pecans on top in a single layer.

Make the next layer by beating the 3 eggs with the 1 / 4 cup of sugar for 2 minutes at medium speed. Beat in the corn syrup and vanilla until well blended. Mixture will not be thick. Pour over pecans.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes. The cream cheese will puff over the pecans while the syrup layer solidifies underneath. Cool on a rack before cutting. Makes 8 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies