This glorious Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake looks like special-occasion fare, but it only takes 20 minutes to prepare for the oven.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
16 graham crackers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
35 KRAFT Caramels
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 egg s
1 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Mix graham crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan.
Microwave caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 to 2-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in nuts. Reserve 1/2 cup caramel mixture for topping; drizzle remaining caramel mixture over bottom of crust. Refrigerate 10 min.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour into crust.
Bake 1 hour 5 min. to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Top with reserved caramel mixture just before serving. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.
Enjoy a serving of this cheesecake on special occasions.
If using a dark nonstick springform pan, reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
How to Easily Drizzle Melted Chocolate
Melt BAKER'S Chocolate as directed on package. Use a teaspoon to drizzle chocolate back and forth over dessert in desired design. Or, spoon melted chocolate into small resealable plastic bag; press out excess air and seal bag. Cut small piece (about 1/8 inch) from one of the bottom corners of bag. Use bag to drizzle chocolate over dessert.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* 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.