Saturday, May 24, 2008

Orange Crush And Pecan Cheesecake Pie!

I finished writing the directions for Step 5 of the Orange Crush Mystery!

Today we enjoyed going to the matinee movie and seeing Indiana Jones! Harrison Ford just keeps getting better and better! I loved this movie, as much as I loved those done 20 years ago. If you are a Harrison fan, run, don't walk...you won't be sorry!

And for a special treat, here is the recipe you've been asking for! All credit for this treat goes to Mary who served this at the sewing day at her house yesterday. I have to tell you though...the first time I saw it, it already had a HUGE wedge missing...seems her DH was home for the day as well. Quilters upstairs? Pie left alone in the kitchen? You put two and two together! :cD

Mary's Pecan Cheesecake Pie


1/2 (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs, divided
3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup light corn syrup
1. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions. Fold edges under, and crimp.

2. Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into piecrust; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.

3. Whisk together corn syrup and remaining 3 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla; pour mixture over pecans. Place pie on a baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350° on lowest oven rack 50 to 55 minutes or until pie is set. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour or until completely cool. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 2 days.


  1. The PIE.............the PIE!! Thank you for the recipe. It looks so good. Will be making that for our Memorial Day dessert.

    Pat H.

  2. I'm just loving seeing the mystery come together, and it's super fun seeing the fabrics you're using. I'd love to work on this quilt some time, but I think I should finish the first mystery quilt before I begin another!

  3. Wow! Step 5. Behind as usual!

  4. Orange Crush, Harrison Ford and Pecan Cheese Cake Pie . . . could a weekend be any better?

  5. Oh Bonnie, thank you so much for the pie recipe, I will be making it today. Thank you Mary also.

    The new step for OC look facinating. Can't wait to get started. We have a rule in the house. Weekends are family time...no sewing. Oh well, love my family too.*LOL*

    Thanks for the review on the Harrison Ford movie. I was wondering if it would be as good as the old ones. Sometime the sequences aren't. Will have to squeeze time in next weekend to go see it.

  6. Hi Bonnie, thought I would stop by and say hi. Its getting hot in Texas, summer is arriving.
    Love the recipe. Want to try it soon.
    Sounds like you are keeping busy as usual.

  7. Holy Moly Macaroni!!!!!! You need to add to step four:
    "Serve immediately or DH will steal pieces! And chill up to 2 days? Like it's going to last for 2 days at my house!

    Heaven, heaven, heaven!!!! Send our thanks to Mary.

  8. Oh man, i"m loving this quilt more and more! And I can't wait to see the new Indiana Jones movie!

  9. I haven't been following the mystery group this time so haven't seen any of the photos of it yet form anyone - however your blocks look scrap-OH-lishious! and that orange really pops! :) No wonder you named it orange crush.

    I'm busy making binding...for my package to you this coming week!

    Oh - and that pie looks so good. Thanks for posting the recepie!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  10. I forgot to say - dh fan of all the old Indiana Jones Movies... and has set his phone ringer to the theme song. I just roll my eyes as he lights up hearing it... maybe I should get a sitter and treat him to a movie. :) ~bonnie

  11. My diet officially fell by the wayside the second I saw that pie - I had to make it, and it is good. It is so very very VERY good. I'd appreciate it if we didn't discuss how big of a piece I had *ahem*ahem*. We also won't discuss that I came >< that close to telling my guys that the pie burned so I could eat the whole thing. Thank goodness a teenager came into the kitchen at just the right time, and saw the pie on the counter! :)

  12. I don't know which picture appeals to me more, the super cool Orange Crush block or that PIE!!! YUM!! I'm going to have to subscribe to the blog now. =) jen

  13. I was excited to find your pie recipe. My daughter brought home a cream cheese pecan pie once from her friend's mom who doesn't give out the recipe but I bet this would be really close so I will have to try it and also send the recipe to my daughter to try.


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