Monday, August 1, 2011

Cream Cheese Turtle Pie

It's my first time joining in a Summer Fair and I can't wait to check out all of the other entry's!

Even though it isn't as big a part of my blog as I expected I love to cook! Well and eat, cook, and eat!! I am also gluten-free after learning I have Celiac Disease 17 years ago. Don't stop reading though this recipe can be made with gluten if you are so lucky. I first created this pie for a friends pie contest when I had a little caramel obsession and I wanted that sweet salty nutty turtle combo plus cheesecake yummy!

Cream Cheese Turtle Pie

Pie crust of your choice, gluten optional

Filling (for a deep dish pie pan)   
12 oz cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs beaten 
3/4 cup sugar

Caramel sauce 
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
8 oz whipping cream
bittersweet chocolate curls

Using your favorite pie crust pre bake in the oven at recommended temperature for 10 minutes then cool slightly. Combine all of the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and mix until smooth. Pour into the pie crust and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Place the pecans on a cookie sheet and toast until golden brown about 5 minutes. If you have a caramel sauce you like to make use that, I used a salted caramel sauce I love made by Alma chocolate in Portland. Pour 1/2 cup on top of your cream cheese filling then top with toasted pecans. Whip the cream, spread on top and finish with chocolate curls. I might try a little more caramel sauce next time but you can adjust the layers according to your taste.

Head on over to check out more recipes and quilts at Gen X Quilters created by Anne Marie!

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair
Have fun!!


Jen B said...

Thank you for sharing your gluten free recipe! It looks really tasty and I plan on trying it out when there are more people to share it with! I've been GF 8 years now, and I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. I just posted my entry to the fair, gluten free Pumpkin Pie Pancakes (

Just Jenn said...

Wow that looks good! (Alas I'll have to take your word for it's deliciousness though - I can't have eggs or dairy either.) Carmel is my favorite.