Whipped Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

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We’re thinking about moving.

The possibility of a bigger house sounds glorious, especially when our small starter home is going to be stretched to the limit once I pop out baby #3.

But with a bigger house comes bigger problems like holycraphowwillIcleanitifIcan’tevenkeepthishouseclean. There’s more square footage that can get destroyed, so it’s inevitable that I’d have to get a live-in maid.

Oh wait, that’s ME.

So, I guess I’m perfectly content staying in my small, but wonderful house for the time being.

I will say that having a smaller home makes it a whole lot easier to say no to toys and extra ‘things’ that tend to accumulate.

Just 2 weeks ago, we did a big organization day where we went through all my kids’ toys, keeping few and tossing or donating the rest.

I don’t think I mentioned this before, but Brooke and Blake are now sharing a room! I moved them together to make room for the baby so now it’s twice the crap in the half the space but now everything fits and it’s clean and together.

I am slowly working my way through the entire house, organizing, dusting and cleaning as I go. We just had our area rugs and couch cleaned on Tuesday. I even told my husband that for my birthday I want to get the car detailed so we can install the baby’s car seat into a clean van.

Pregnancy nesting. It really lights a fire under ya.

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I’ve been a little busy with this moving/cleaning/organizing daze that I forgot to post this pie recipe a few weeks ago when I was on my *leetle* pie kick. I’m craving everything that comes in a pastry shell, so pie has never really left my thought process since the week before Thanksgiving. This is my take on a super speedy pecan pie.

Yes, it’s not a traditional pecan pie, but oh my heavens it is mighty creamy and tasty! And did I mention a breeze to make? It’ll take you a good 7 minutes, literally.

Whip cream. Chop nuts. Mix with cream cheese and sugar. Pour into pie shell.

That’s basically it.

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Feel free to snarf the whole thing down in a 36 hour period like I did. I won’t tell.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to steam clean some floors.

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Whipped Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

Yield: 1 pie; 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 9-inch blind baked pie shell
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans + 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whip cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese with vanilla, brown sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Fold in whipped cream and finely chopped pecans and pour into baked pie shell. Top with roughly chopped pecans and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  1. This sounds so yummy. Do you think that Karo can be substituted for the maple syrup?

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  2. This looks so good!

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  3. I’m with Jackie – what would be a substitute for the maple syrup. I DETEST the flavor of maple but otherwise would like to try this as it sounds divine!

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  4. Looks super delicious especially since I love pecans. We recently moved this past summer to a new house which is twice as big as our old one even though we became empty nesters this fall. We kind of did it backwards, but are loving it. I remember reorganizing all the time in old house. In fact, my family has been shocked that I haven’t reorganized everything in the new house 🙂 Have fun organizing and thanks for the yummy recipe.

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  5. Love your house and your kitchen. Sure you can stay a couple of years in it for now. Meanwhile, this pie…. I want to make it right away…..heavenly! Thank you!

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  6. Hi Lauren, I am newly arrived to your site; got a question. What is a “blind” baked pie shell??? This Whipped Brown Sugar Pecan Pie sounds marvelously delicious!

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    • It means you bake it empty!

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  7. This looks a LOT like a pie I used to get at a buffet I used to work for when I was a teenager. I can’t remember the name of the pie (or company) for the life of me, but when I saw this picture, I got excited! The only thing different that I remembered was that the one from the buffet was baked, and the filling was firm. I’m thinking something like maybe a meringue or something? Anyone have any ideas on where I might find that recipe or even if you know the name of the pie? I’ve been seaching for years!

    Thanks! Can’t wait to try this one too since I LOVE pecans and maple syrup.

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  8. It was called the Millionaire Pie. It also contained crushed pineapple.

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  9. My 8 year old helped make this for Thanksgiving. Definitely a keeper recipe!

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  10. Have been wanting to make this. It’s time!

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  11. This pie is so luscious! You really can’t go wrong with the cream cheese/whipped cream base. It’s my go-to quick desert – I always have these (or some type of easy substitute) on hand! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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