Fans of the reality TV show, Duck Dynasty, will flock to this recipe. “Duck Dynasty” Pie is a version of the Duck Commander’s cream cheese pie. The recipe itself is easy, but allow plenty of time to make it because the pie needs time to set and chill. Fortunately, this is hands-off time, so you can work on other things in the meantime. This recipe uses blueberry pie filling, but you can use the pie filling of your choice. Top with Cool Whip and crushed vanilla wafers to complete the dessert.
1 – ½ cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick melted butter (Duck Commander used 5 TBS)
1 package cream cheese
1 – 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
⅓ cup lemon juice
1 – 21 ounce can of your favorite pie filling
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Crush vanilla wafers to equal 2 cups.
Add the melted stick of butter.
Mix in 1 cup of chopped pecans.
Save about 8 tablespoons of the crust mixture to top the dessert.
Add the pie crust mixture in the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan OR 8 individual ramekins. (see my video)
Bake the crust 10 to 15 minutes and allow to completely cool.
CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE:
Mix together the lemon juice, condensed milk, and the cream cheese.
Once the crust has completely cooled, add the cream cheese mixture evenly on the pie or divide evenly on the 8 ramekins.
Place the layered crust with the cream cheese mixture in the refrigerator for 6 or more hours.
When you are ready to eat this dessert, add your favorite pie filling to the top.
Garnish with a little Cool Whip and about 1 Tablespoon of reserved crust to the ramekins.