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Pecan Gooey Butter Pie

Yields1 Serving

It’s gooey, it’s buttery and starting with a store bought cake mix that couldn’t make this dessert any easier. This Pecan Gooey Butter Pie gets a little kick from cayenne…and a little spiced rum doesn’t hurt either!

 2 cups pecan halves
 1 (18-ounce) box yellow cake mix
 ½ cup pecan meal
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  tsp cayenne pepper
 1 stick (4-ounces) salted butter
 3 large eggs
 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
 4 cups powdered sugar
 3 tbsp spiced rum, divided
 1 cup heavy whipping cream
 1 tbsp granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pecan meal, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter for about 30 seconds. Add the butter and 1 egg to the cake mix and stir until well combined. Press the cake mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 glass baking dish.


In a large mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs and cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of spiced rum. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the pecan halves over the surface


Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until pie is cooked through and golden brown.


To serve, whip the heavy cream with the remaining 1 tablespoon of spiced rum and the granulated sugar to form soft peaks. Spoon Pecan Gooey Butter Pie onto a dessert plate and dollop with spiced whipped cream on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 680
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g60%

Saturated Fat 15g75%
Sodium 470mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 80g27%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.