Vanilla Walnut Pie

Vanilla Walnut Pie

1 package 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs, divided
3/4 cup sugar, divided
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups walnut pieces, toasted
1 refrigerated pie crust (from 15-ounce package

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare crust as directed on package for one-crust pie using 9-inch pie
plate (do not bake).

Beat cream cheese, one of the eggs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and one teaspoon of the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well
blended and smooth.

Spread evenly on bottom of unbaked crust. Bake 15 minutes.

Beat remaining two eggs and 1/2 cup sugar with wire whisk in large bowl
until very smooth. Add corn syrup, melted butter, remaining three teaspoons
vanilla and salt; stir until well blended. Sprinkle nuts evenly over bake
cream cheese layer. Slowly pour corn syrup mixture over nuts.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until just set in center. Cool completely on wire