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Caramel Swirl Cream Pie

Caramel Swirl Cream Pie

Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel-pie, caramel-swirl-cream-pie, dulce-de-leche-cream-cheese-icing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 34 minutes
Servings 10 pieces
Calories 535kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cups pecan shortbread cookie crumbs i.e. Pecan Sandies
  • 4 tablespoon butter melted
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • cup roughly chopped pecan pieces toasted
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • 1 3.4 oz box cheesecake flavored instant pudding
  • 1 13.4 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 13.4 oz can dulce de leche
  • 1 large Heath candy bar crushed
  • fresh whipped cream or whipped topping, thawed optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spritz a 9-inch deep dish pie pan with baking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl toss together cookie crumbs, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the side of the prepared pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly golden. Cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • While crust bakes, spread pecans on a baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes then set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, use an electric mixer hand mixer whip together cream cheese, pudding mix, condensed milk and milk. Whip for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and smooth. Spread over cooled crust.
  • Dollop dulce de leche over cheesecake layer. Use a knife or offset spatula to swirl.
  • Top with crushed Heath bar and sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces.
  • Chill for 4-6 hours hours before cutting.
  • Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or whipped topping.


  • Dulce de Leche is a luscious thick caramel. It's readily available in most grocery stores in the Hispanic food section. The can looks similar to sweetened condensed milk. It's quite different, so read carefully.
  • If you're unable to find it, you may adapt using the same amount of your favorite thick caramel ice cream topping instead.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg