Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

I love Pecan Pie and I love Cheesecake.  This is an awesome recipe combining the two.  I found this recipe on Facebook quite a while back.  It was under Just Recipes.  I tried finding it so I could link you to the recipe..... but I am not having any luck.  Please try this recipe.  I made it Easter weekend and it was perfect!  I thought about drizzling the top with a caramel topping and toasted pecans - but as you can see - I didn't!  I do think it would add to the presentation!!  Also, please don't let the list of ingredients scare you - it wasn't hard at all - and so worth the time!

Pecan Pie Cheesecake


1 3/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine wafer crumbs and brown sugar ( I did this in a mini food processor). Stir in the melted butter.  Press into bottom and a little up the side of a 9" springform pan.  Bake for 6 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

Pecan Pie Filling:

1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 8 - 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  Pour over crust and set aside.

Cheesecake Filling:

3  (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 eggs
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

Reduce oven to 325.  With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy.  Add brown sugar and flour beating until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.  Stir in cream and vanilla. Pour over pecan pie layer.  Bake for one hour.  Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in oven with the door closed for one hour.  ( I never even peaked at mine and it was perfect - no cracks at all)  Remove from oven and run a knife along the outside edges to loose. Refrigerate at least four hours.  Top with caramel sauce and toasted pecans - optional!

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