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heaven in a pie plate

★★★★★ 7
a recipe by
Peggi Anne Tebben
Granbury, TX

Oh yeah!!! It's that good. I had to rename this once I made it. The old name does not do it justice. I've had this recipe a long time and finally got around to makin' it today. And... I will make it again.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We can see why Peggi calls this pie heaven - each bite is heavenly! It's a very unique dessert. It has a cool and creamy center, followed by layers of sweet caramel and a crunchy coconut pecan mix. Easy to prepare, you will have a hard time not going back for seconds.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 7
serves 2 deep dish pies- 8 slices each
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For heaven in a pie plate

  • 2
    pre-cooked deep dish flaky pie crusts (cooled)
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c
  • 7 oz
    flaked coconut
  • 1 jar
    caramel topping, 12 oz
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (softened), 8 oz
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz
  • 1-16 oz
    Cool Whip, thawed

How To Make heaven in a pie plate

  • Baking pie crusts in the oven.
    If using ready-made pie crust then thaw it out. With a fork, poke holes all over the crust. Place it in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Set aside.
  • Toasting coconut and pecans in a skillet.
    Place butter in frying pan and melt. Add the coconut and pecans. Stir together and toast until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  • Cream cheese and condensed milk mixed together.
    Mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with mixer.
  • Folding in Cool Whip.
    Fold in Cool Whip with a wooden spoon.
  • Cream cheese mixture in the pie crusts.
    Layer in each, deep dish pie shell 1/4 cream cheese mixture.
  • Caramel swirled in.
    Add 1/4 of the caramel.
  • Pecan/coconut mixture on top.
    Add 1/4 pecan mixture. Do this 2 times for each ingredient and each pie shell.
  • Caramel sauce drizzled on top.
    Drizzle a little caramel on top for appearance.
  • Chilled Heaven in a Pie Plate.
    Freeze (can keep up to 6 months). Note: I didn't freeze the one we ate today. Not perfectly set, but time will tell on that. We cut into it. By the way... There's an extra one in the freezer if you stop by.
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