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Butter Pecan Cheesecake
Butter Pecan Cheesecake

Butter Pecan Cheesecake

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Cook Minutes 6 Hr 40 Min
Prep : 45 Min Cook: 5 Hr 55 Min
Our cheesecake recipes are always a hit, so here is one more cheesecake that's sure to become a new family favourite. Made with pecan shortbread cookies, sugared nuts and creamy caramel, this Butter Pecan Cheesecake is a showstopper!
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16 Servings
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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6 Tbsp. butter, divided
16 pecan shortbread cookies (2 inch), finely crushed (about 2 cups)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, divided
1-1/2 cups pecan halves
4 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
10 Kraft Caramels
3 Tbsp. half-and-half
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Step 1
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Step 2
Melt 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) butter in medium nonstick skillet on medium heat. Continue to cook 2 min. or until light golden brown in colour with a nutty aroma, stirring constantly. Mix with cookie crumbs; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
Step 3
Bake 10 min. or until lightly browned.
Step 4
Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in same skillet. Add salt and 3 Tbsp. sugar; mix well. Cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in nuts; cook 5 min. or until nuts are lightly browned and evenly glazed, stirring constantly. Spread onto large sheet of parchment paper; cool.
Step 5
Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour half the batter over crust.
Step 6
Reserve 3/4 cup nuts for later use. Chop remaining nuts; sprinkle over batter. Cover with remaining batter.
Step 7
Bake 55 min. or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
Step 8
Microwave caramels and half-and-half in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Arrange reserved nuts on top of cheesecake; drizzle with caramel sauce.
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Indulge in a treat occasionally and enjoy it in moderation. Healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 38 g
Saturated fat 18 g
90 %
Cholesterol 145 mg
Sodium 430 mg
18 %
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 28 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin A
4 %
Vitamin C
0 %
2 %
6 %
16 servings, 1 piece each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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