Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Delight in Decadence with our Pecan Cheesecake Pie – A Symphony of Creamy Indulgence and Nutty Elegance!

Embark on a culinary journey that marries the velvety richness of cheesecake with the irresistible crunch of pecan pie. Our Pecan Cheesecake Pie is a harmonious blend of two beloved desserts, creating a symphony of flavors that will enchant your taste buds. Join us as we unravel the art of crafting this decadent masterpiece, complete with cook notes, tantalizing variations, and keto-friendly, low-carb adaptations to cater to every dessert lover’s palate.


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3 packages (24 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

For the Pecan Pie Topping:

  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup (or sugar-free syrup for keto version)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or a keto-friendly sweetener)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1 – Prepare the Crust:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a greased 9-inch pie dish.
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes and then let it cool.

Step 2 – Make the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add granulated sugar and continue beating until well combined.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated.
  4. Mix in vanilla extract and sour cream until the filling is smooth and velvety.
  5. Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust.

Step 3 – Prepare the Pecan Pie Topping:

  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together corn syrup (or sugar-free syrup for keto version), melted butter, brown sugar (or keto-friendly sweetener), eggs, and vanilla extract.
  2. Fold in pecan halves until evenly coated.

Step 4 – Layer and Bake:

  1. Gently pour the pecan pie topping over the cheesecake layer.
  2. Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes or until the center is set.
  3. Allow the Pecan Cheesecake Pie to cool completely before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Cook Notes:

  • Ensure all ingredients for the cheesecake filling are at room temperature for a smooth texture.
  • To prevent cracks in the cheesecake, avoid overmixing the batter.

Additional Tips:

  • Experiment with different crust options, such as a chocolate cookie crust or a pecan crust for added flavor.
  • For a festive touch, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg over the pecan pie topping before baking.


Chocolate Drizzle Dream: Melt dark chocolate and drizzle it over the cooled Pecan Cheesecake Pie for an indulgent twist.

Maple Bourbon Infusion: Add a tablespoon of maple syrup and a splash of bourbon to the pecan pie topping for a sophisticated flavor profile.

Salted Caramel Bliss: Drizzle salted caramel sauce over the pie just before serving for a delightful sweet and salty contrast.

Keto Version:

Sugar-Free Sweetness: Replace granulated sugar in the crust and cheesecake filling with a keto-friendly sweetener of your choice.

Almond Flour Crust: Swap the graham cracker crust with a low-carb almond flour crust for a keto-friendly alternative.

Erythritol Pecan Perfection: Use erythritol or another sugar substitute in the pecan pie topping for a keto-approved sweetness.

Low-Carb Version:

Coconut Flour Crunch: Opt for a crust made with coconut flour to reduce the carb content while adding a hint of coconut flavor.

Greek Yogurt Creaminess: Substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream in the cheesecake filling for a lower-carb alternative.

Sugar-Free Syrup Elegance: Choose a sugar-free syrup for the pecan pie topping to maintain sweetness without the added carbs.

In the grand finale of your dining experience, our Pecan Cheesecake Pie awaits—a dessert that seamlessly weaves together the velvety allure of cheesecake with the nutty opulence of pecan pie. Whether you follow the classic recipe or venture into tantalizing variations, each slice is a celebration of decadence. With keto-friendly and low-carb alternatives, we’ve ensured that dessert enthusiasts of all preferences can partake in this symphony of flavors. From the first forkful to the last lingering taste, savor the magic that unfolds when two iconic desserts unite in perfect harmony. The Pecan Cheesecake Pie isn’t just a dessert; it’s a testament to the art of crafting indulgence, inviting you to elevate your sweet tooth experience to new heights.

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