Mystery Pecan Pie


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
9 or 10 inch pie shell, unbaked
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup light or dark corn syrup


Combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla, salt and 1 egg.
Pour into pie shell. Sprinkle with pecans. Combine remaining eggs, sugar, vanilla and syrup.
Pour over pecans. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until center is firm.