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    Possum Pie, No Lie!

    I don’t know why it’s called possum pie, but it hails from Arkansas, and it’s cream cheese, chocolate layer pie. The toppings range from nuts to chocolate curls. It’s got a wonderful nutty shortbread crust and is pretty simple to make. Print Arkansas Possum Pie Ingredients Pecan Shortbread Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup pecans chopped Cream Cheese Layer 6 ounces cream cheese softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons heavy cream Pudding Layer 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 3 egg yolks 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons butter 1…

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    Pecan Pie Cheesecake

    This is the best of both worlds. It’s not my recipe but a fellow cooking friend of mine, and it’s really good. Print Pecan Pie Cheesecake Ingredients 1 refrigerated or frozen pie crust 9" if using frozen let stand on counter before baking PECAN PIE LAYER: 3 eggs 1 c light corn syrup i use karo 1/4 c sugar 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 c pecans in pieces or halved CHEESECAKE LAYER: 2 pkg 8oz cream cheese room temperature - i use philadelphia 1/2 c sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your mixer combine 3 eggs with…

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    Apple Crumb Pie

    Simple and Good-made with ingredients you have on hand. Use a store bought pie shell, and the crumb topping makes it even easier. Perfect for company too, served with vanilla ice cream. I’ve made it many, many times and love it every single time I make it. Print Apple Crumb Pie Ingredients 1-9 inch unbaked pie shell 7 medium granny smith apples cored, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch 1/2 c sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 c flour 1/2 c sugar 1/3 cup butter sliced Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Fill the unbaked crust with apples. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle on…

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    Texas Pecan Pie

    I couldn’t find a recipe I loved, so I combined a few of my favorites into one pie, and here it is!     Print Texas Pecan Pie Ingredients 2 c flour 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 c salted butter chilled and cubed 4 Tbsp butter flavored shortening chilled and cubed 5-8 Tbsp ice cold water 1 1/2 c chopped pecans or pecan halves 3/4 c salted butter 1 1/2 c light brown sugar 3/4 c granulated sugar 1/4 c dark corn syrup 1/4 c light corn syrup 3 Tbsp milk whole 3 Tbsp flour 2 tsp vanilla extract dash es salt 4 eggs Instructions Preheat oven to…

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    Chocolate Cream Pie

    This is a homemade chocolate pie that I simply adore. Print Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients 1/3 c melted butter 1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs 1/4 c sugar 2 1/2 c half & half 1/3 c sugar divided 2 Tbsp cornstarch 6 egg yolks room temperature 6 Tbsp cold butter cut into cubes 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate finely chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 c heavy whipping cream 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Crust: Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 c. sugar in a bowl. Mix and press into a 9-inch pie pan and bake at 375 for 8-10…

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    No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

    As a child I would only eat peanut butter & grape jelly sandwiches for lunch. This recipe was one that my mother, Earline, made for me on my birthday when I was about 8. Of course, it contained my favorite ingredient-PEANUT BUTTER! She passed away in 1985, but her peanut butter pie recipe lives on. Print No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients 1 store-bought graham cracker crust 8 oz cream cheese room temperature 1 c creamy peanut butter 1/2 c whole or 2% milk 1 c powdered sugar 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 c frozen whipped topping thawed 1 c frozen whipped topping thawed, for garnish 1/2 c chopped peanuts…

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    Simple Buttermilk Pie

    Both chess pie and buttermilk pie are Southern pies, and they have similar ingredients that form a sweet custard filling, so what’s the difference? And is one really better than the other? To put it simply: All buttermilk pies are chess pies, but not all chess pies are buttermilk pies. The chess pie originates from England, but has long been known as a traditional Southern dish. How and where it got its name is a whole different story.  “Some say gentlemen were served this sweet pie as they retreated to a room to play chess. Others say the name was derived from Southerners’ dialect: It’s jes’ pie (it’s just pie). Yet…

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