November 26, 2017–So I decided to make the Texas Double Decker Pecan Cheesecake Pie from the November issue of Southern Living. The problem is I decided at the last minute so didn’t have time to make the crust from scratch. There are only a handful of items that you should buy pre-made. Canned pumpkin puree, puff pastry, and shredded coconut are a few items on the very small list. You should ALWAYS MAKE THE CRUST FROM SCRATCH!!!! Laziness and cheating will get you no where fast when it comes to baking.
Although the flavor was still there, the premade crust was disappointing. As you can see it shrunk into the pan an just does not look appetizing.
I had already made the cream cheese filling so there was no turning back.
Next came the chopped pecans
Then the brown sugar filling, which included Tennessee whiskey
I then put pecan halves on top of the whole thing
After baking for about 40 minutes and allowing to cool it was ready to eat