Coffee Praline Cheesecake

9  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 4 hr 50 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

This praline cheesecake made with brown sugar and coffee is baked in a pecan and cookie crumb crust and served with warm butterscotch-pecan sauce.

Coffee Praline Cheesecake Recipe


  • 1 cup pecan halves, divided
  • 27 LORNA DOONE Shortbread Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. hot water
  • 1 cup butterscotch ice cream topping


  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Chop 1/4 cup of the pecans; mix with shortbread crumbs and margarine. Press firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan; refrigerate until ready to use. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream, 1 tsp. of the coffee granules and the vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour into crust.
  • Bake  1 hour. Turn oven off; leave cheesecake in oven 30 min. Remove cheesecake from oven. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Arrange 12 of the pecan halves around outside edge of cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Dissolve  remaining 1 tsp. coffee granules in hot water just before serving cheesecake. Mix with butterscotch topping in small saucepan; cook on medium-low heat until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining pecan halves. Spoon over individual servings of cheesecake. Store leftover cheesecake and sauce separately in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseYou'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent cheesecake!

How to Soften Cream CheesePlace completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or until slightly softened.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 440 
    • Total fat 32 g
    • Saturated fat 14 g
    • Cholesterol 120 mg
    • Sodium 350 mg
    • Carbohydrate 34 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 22 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 7 g
    • Vitamin A 20 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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