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Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake

Creamy cheesecake. Oreo Cookie crust. Chocolate-caramel drizzle. A dash of pecans. Be sure to save yourself a piece, because this is gonna go fast.

Kraft Philadelphia FEBRUARY 2013

  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Cook time:2 Hours, 30 Minutes
  • Prep time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT Caramels
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ounces BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Preparation

HEAT oven to 325°F.

 

MIX crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan.

 

MICROWAVE caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 3 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in nuts; pour half into crust. Refrigerate 10 min. Refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.

 

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over caramel layer in crust.

 

BAKE 1 hour 5 min. to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.

 

MICROWAVE reserved caramel mixture 1 min.; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.

 

KRAFT kitchens tips

SIZE-WISE

Enjoy a serving of this decadent treat on special occasions.

HOW TO PIPE CHOCOLATE

Place a square of BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on HIGH 30 sec. Squeeze bag to melt chocolate. Fold down top tightly and cut small piece (about 1/8 inch) off one of the bottom corners of bag. Holding top of bag firmly, drizzle chocolate through opening in desired patterns on cheesecake. NOTEReduce oven temperature to 300°F if using a dark nonstick springform pan.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Carbohydrate: 45
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 37g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Calcium: 10%
  • Iron: 6%
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