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Desserts

PHILADELPHIA® 3-STEP® Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

PHILADELPHIA® 3-STEP® Caramel Pecan Cheesecake recipe
photo by:kraft
amazing!!
posted by
starlit_4012
on 4/22/2011
time
prep:
15 min
total:
4 hr 25 min
servings
total:
8 servings
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What You Need

2
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2
cup  sugar
1/2
tsp.  vanilla
2
 eggs
20
 KRAFT Caramels
2
Tbsp.  milk
1/2
cup  PLANTERS Chopped Pecans
1
 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended.

MELT caramels with milk in small saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently until caramels are completely melted. Stir in pecans. Pour into crust; cover with cream cheese batter.

BAKE 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Let cheesecake stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before slicing to allow caramel layer to soften. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Special recipes are fun to eat as part of an annual celebration. Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent dessert at an annual holiday celebration.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese on microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until slightly softened.
Variation - PHILADELPHIA® 3-STEP® Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
Melt 4 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate; cool slightly. Prepare cheescake as directed, stirring the melted chocolate into the cream cheese batter before pouring over caramel layer in crust.
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