Turtle Cheesecake

Recipe: Knock Your Socks Off Turtle Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3/4 real butter (room temperature at least)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Caramel Layer:

  • 3 tbsp light cream
  • 32 caramels
  • 1 1/2 chopped pecans, slightly toasted

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 3 – 8 ounce packages of Philadelphia Cream
  • Cheese softened
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups of creamed cottage cheese
  • 3 tsp. of vanilla

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream
  • 11 squares of chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of toasted pecans

Instructions

Crust:

  1. mix stir all ingredients together, blending them very well. Press them into the bottom of a baking pan evenly (springform pan works the best).
  2. It should be baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it rest for about 20 minutes.

Caramel Layer:

  1. Heat caramels and cream in a sauce pan over medium heat until smooth.
  2. Pour this liquid layer over the cooled crust, sprinkle the top with the pecans.

Cream Cheese Layer:

  1. Cream together cream cheese and brown sugar. Beat flour in and eggs one at a time. You can then add the cottage cheese and vanilla. Beat until low until it all combines quite well.
  2. Pour over the last layer you laid in the pan. Bake it all in the oven for about 1 hour at 350 degrees. Remove from heat and let it sit for about an hour. Cool the cake completely before removing from the pan.

Topping for Turtle Cheesecake:

  1. Heat cream in sauce pan over medium heat until simmering. Add chocolate and stir until combines. Turn heat off and let it cool slightly.
  2. When it is lukewarm pour over cheesecake. Sprinkle pecans on top of the cake.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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