Prep Time:
15 Mins
Cook Time:
51 Mins
Other Time:
8 Hours 10 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Perfect for an intimate get-together, this dessert serves up to 8 people.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 3 ingredients. Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of an 8-inch springform pan.

Step 2

Bake crust at 325° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 3

Beat cream cheese and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pour mixture into prepared crust.

Step 4

Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until almost set. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around edge of pan, and release sides. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 5

Stir together 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and pecans; spoon over top of cheesecake.

Step 6

Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Store in refrigerator.

Step 7

Tip: Use a straight-sided glass to press crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of springform pan.

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