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Easy Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Easy Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Looking for the best dessert recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Try this creamy cheesecake baked over a layer of caramel and nuts in a graham crust.

Prep time15 min
Total time4hr 25min
ServingsMakes 10 servings.
  • 8 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, finely crushed
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • ⅓ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 caramels
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
  • Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. 
  • Cook caramels and milk in small saucepan on low heat until caramels are completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring frequently. Stir in nuts.  Pour into crust; cover with cream cheese batter.
  • Bake 40 min. or until center of cheesecake is almost set. Cool completely.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake 3 hours. Let cheesecake stand at room temperature for at least 30 min. before slicing to allow caramel layer to soften. 
Recipe Tips
  • Substitute
    Prepare using 1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs.
  • Variation - Simple Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
    Melt 1 pkg (4 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly. Prepare cheesecake as directed, stirring the melted chocolate into the cream cheese batter before pouring over caramel layer in crust.
  • Size-Wise
    Special recipes are fun to eat as part of an annual celebration. Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent dessert at your next holiday celebration.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 29g 
   Saturated fat 15g 
   Trans fat .5g 
Cholesterol 100mg 
Sodium 310mg 
Carbohydrate 40g 
   Dietary fiber 1g 
   Total sugars 31g 
   Added sugars 27g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A25 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV
Calcium6 %DV
Iron6 %DV
Potassium2 %DV

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