Celebration Cheese Pie

Raine Gottess


I created this recipe for my very first recipe contest. It was my ONLY entry and I won first place, Best in Show and was filmed for a show during it aired on ABC LifeMoments and was excited to see the Food Network filming the event that year for the first time. This recipe gave me an amazing start to a new career of expanding recipe creations, winning first place ribbons since 2003 and appearing on the Food Network many times for my creations. The LifeMoments episode showed me raising my son and enjoying my talent in baking-this pie helped create generation memories

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25 Min


1 pkg
keebler pecan sandy cookies
5-6 Tbsp
12 oz
philadelphia cream cheese
2 1/2 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
3 tsp
1 c
peanut butter ,creamy
4 oz
bakers german chocolate squares,melted
20 oz
cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

Using a food processor crumble the cookies 1/2 pkg at a time until fine. Toss into a bowl and add melted butter 5 T. first and toss with a fork til moist adding 1 more T.if needed to form crust. Place into a 9"-10" deep dish pie pan and form a crust using the back of a larger spoon, up sides and on the bottom and press to firm ,freeze
Using a mixer add 4 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 c. powdered sugar, 1 T. milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and 4 oz Cool Whip. Beat well and pour over crust-spread to make layer #1. Freeze
Using the same mixer and bowl add remaining cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk,vanilla and 8 oz. Cool Whip. Beat well and divide in 1/2.
To one bowl add melted German chocolate squares and spread over layer one. Freeze
To remaining layer add peanut butter and beat well. Dallop onto of the chocolate layer and spread carefully. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate best overnight or at least 8 hours.
Decorate with remaining Cool whip and serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies