This is a great Southern twist on a holiday favorite. Something to make it even better is, instead of having with coffee, try having it with a glass of Chai Tea. The Tea has enough spice to compliment this decadent dessert without being overpowering.
1Preheat overn to 300 degress. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add pumpkin, eggs, 1/2 maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well. Pour into pie crusts. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until edges spring back when lightly touched (center will be slightly soft). Cool. Chill for 2-4 hours.
2While pies chil, make the maple pecan glaze in saucepan. Combine remaining 1/2 maple syrup and 1 cup of whipping cream. Bring to a boil. Boil rapidly 15-20 minutes or until thickened (stirring occasionally) Add pecans to your glaze. Drizzle pie slices with maple pecan glaze. Refrigerate leftovers.
3PLEASE NOTE: This recipe makes 2 deep dish pies, or you can make 3 regular pies. OR you can use a graham cracker crust in a 9 in springform pan.