I really wanted to like this recipe, especially after all the rave reviews, but my first attempt wasn't a success. The three layers were each tasty on their own, but even though I placed the cream cheese mixture/pie shell in the freezer for 40 minutes, it rose to the top of the pie while cooking. It wasn't a marbleized effect, just messy looking. The pecan topping covered it nicely, though. I added .25t maple extract along w/ the vanilla for the cc layer and cinnamon to the topping as others suggested, and it was very good. I did have leftover pumpkin but I just made a smaller pie w/ it so no biggie (and I followed the Libby recipe--this one seems a little bland).
I guess I just expected more of a "wow" factor for the extra work involved. Also, I think this is meant to be served after chilling to set it. I will try this again because the pictures look so impressive and as I say, the layers are tasty, but since mine blended together it was just too much going on taste-wise.
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I really wanted to like this recipe, especially after all the rave reviews, but my first...