Knock their socks off with a pecan cheesecake pie topped with caramel. It's a restaurant-style dessert (but only takes 20 minutes to prep).
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
9 whole graham crackers, finely crushed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 cup PLANTERS Pecan Halves, divided
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 egg s
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix graham crumbs, granulated sugar and margarine; press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate; set aside. Spread 1/2 cup of the pecans into shallow baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Finely chop pecans; sprinkle evenly onto bottom of crust. Set aside.
Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add in eggs; mix just until blended. Pour over pecans in crust. Arrange remaining pecans around edge of pie.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Drizzle with caramel topping just before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
An occasional dessert can be a part of a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese on microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH 15 to 20 seconds or until slightly softened.
Cover edge of pie crust with strip of foil for the last 15 min. of the baking time to prevent it from browning too much.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 43g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.