Turtle Pecan Cheesecake
two favorites in one ....caramel and pecans
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- 4 c. graham cracker crumbs
- 12 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 14 oz. bag light caramels
- 1 5 oz. can evaporated milk
- 1 c. chopped pecans, toasted
- 4 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. semi sweet chocolate morsels, melted
- CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
- 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate morsels
- 3 tbsp. evaporated milk
- Whipped cream (optional for garnish)
- Pecan halves dipped in caramel (optional for garnish)
- Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; press mixture onto bottom and sides of buttered 10 inch
- spring form pan (2 inches deep). Bake in preheated 350
- degree oven 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Toast pecans 7 min. at 350 degrees
- In heavy 1 1/2 quart saucepan, melt caramels with evaporated milk over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. (If desired, dip a few pecan halves into caramel mixture and set aside to use later as garnish.) Pour caramel mixture over cooled crust; top with chopped toasted pecans.
- Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing on medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla. Blend in
- melted chocolate. Pour mixture over pecans and caramel in crust, starting at outer edge.
- Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 1 hour and 20 to 25
- minutes, or until edges begin to crack. Remove from oven
- and let cool at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes.Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan and loosen cheesecake with spatula.
- CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
- Melt chocolate morsels (in top of double boiler or on medium
- power in microwave oven). Add evaporated milk. Stir until mixture is smooth.
- Spread chocolate topping over chilled cheesecake. Garnish
- with dollops of whipped cream and pecan halves dipped in
- caramel( you can use jarred caramel topping , as in what you use for ice cream, if desired. Keep refrigerated.
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