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White Chocolate Cherry Pecan Cheesecake

Prep time 30 mins
Other time 5 hrs
Yield Makes 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (6 oz.) BAKER'S White Chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

How to Make It

  1. PREHEAT oven to 300ºF if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 275ºF if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Reserve 16 of the pecan halves for garnish. Finely chop remaining pecans; mix with graham crumbs, sugar, and margarine. Press firmly onto bottom of pan.

    BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, beating until well blended. Add chocolate and 1 tsp. of the vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.

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

    MIX pie filling and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla; spoon over cheesecake. Top with whipped topping and reserved pecans. Cut into wedges to serve. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

    Nutritional Information
    Calories: 480
    Total fat: 31 g
    Saturated fat: 16 g
    Cholesterol: 110 mg
    Sodium: 330 mg
    Carbohydrate: 44 g
    Dietary fiber: 2 g
    Sugars: 36 g
    Protein: 8 g
    Vitamin A: 15% DV
    Vitamin C: 0% DV
    Calcium: 15% DV
    Iron: 4% DV