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The Great Canadian Butter Tart Cheesecake
The Great Canadian Butter Tart Cheesecake

The Great Canadian Butter Tart Cheesecake

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Cook Minutes 9 Hr 20 Min
Prep : 30 Min Cook: 8 Hr 50 Min
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16 Servings
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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15 round shortbread cookies, finely crushed (about 1-1/3 cups)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted, divided
3 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
9 pecan butter tarts (3 inch)
1/4 cup butterscotch-flavoured topping, divided
1 cup whipping cream
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Step 1
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Step 2
Mix shortbread crumbs, butter and 3 Tbsp. nuts until blended; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Step 3
Beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each until just blended.
Step 4
Use serrated knife to trim top edges of tart crusts to make even. Cut 1/4-inch-wide slice off side of each tart to create flat edge; discard removed slices. Reserve 2 Tbsp. butterscotch topping for later use; brush top edges of tarts with remaining topping. Place over crust with cut-edges of tarts facing rim of pan, gently pressing flat edges of tarts into both the crust and rim of pan to secure. If necessary, trim tops of tarts to make even with rim of pan. Fill crust with cream cheese batter.
Step 5
Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until centre of cheesecake is almost set. Turn oven off; let cheesecake sit in oven with door slightly open 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; remove rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 6 hours.
Step 6
Beat whipping cream with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over cheesecake. Drizzle with reserved butterscotch topping; sprinkle with remaining nuts.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 45 sec. or just until cream cheese is softened.
Make Ahead
Cheesecake can be refrigerated overnight before serving.
As the cheesecake bakes, it will even out somewhat so do not worry if some of the tarts are exposed after the crust is filled with the batter.
Size Wise
Dessert can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 42 g
Saturated fat 21 g
105 %
Cholesterol 150 mg
Sodium 410 mg
17 %
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 33 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin A
30 %
Vitamin C
2 %
8 %
10 %
16 servings, 1 piece (114 g) 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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