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Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 10 mins
Chill time 6 hrs
Yield Makes 8 servings
2006 Cook-Off Finalist.


  • 1 3/4 cups crushed crisp, sweet cookies (about 27 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 4 (8-oz.) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup DOMINO Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons instant espresso
  • Caramel Sauce, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • Garnishes: Caramel Sauce, whipped cream, dark chocolate curls

How to Make It

  1. Stir together crushed cookies and butter; press mixture on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

  2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add heavy cream, espresso, and 9 Tbsp. Caramel Sauce, beating at low speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition. Pour batter into prepared crust. Cover and chill remaining Caramel Sauce until ready to serve.

  4. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until center is almost set. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. (Do not remove sides of pan.) Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 6 hours.

  5. Release and remove sides of pan from cheesecake. Garnish, if desired, and serve with remaining Caramel Sauce.

  6. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux cookies.