Praline Cheesecake

293  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 6 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Pralines and cream, in the form of a cheesecake. Drizzled in caramel, this gorgeous dessert is a guaranteed winner and you won't believe how easy it is to make.

Praline Cheesecake Recipe


  • 66 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 25 caramels
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • Heat  oven to 325°F.
  • Crush  50 wafers finely; mix with 1/4 cup sugar and margarine. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Stand remaining wafers around edge, pressing gently into crust to secure.
  • Beat  cream cheese and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  45 to 50 min. or until center is almost set. Run small knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Microwave caramels and milk on HIGH 1 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 sec. Cool slightly. Pour over cheesecake; top with nuts.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseBalance your food choices throughout the day so you can enjoy a serving of this cheesecake with your loved ones.

Praline Cheesecake BarsPrepare recipe as directed in 13x9-inch pan, increasing Nilla Wafers around edge to 22. Bake 40 to 45 min. or until center is almost set.

NoteIf using a dark nonstick springform pan, reduce oven temperature to 300°F.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 410 
    • Total fat 26 g
    • Saturated fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 100 mg
    • Sodium 310 mg
    • Carbohydrate 39 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 31 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 6 g
    • Vitamin A 15 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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