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Butter Pecan Cheesecake
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Butter Pecan Cheesecake

6 Hr(s) 40 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
5 Hr(s) 55 Min(s) Cook
Try a whole new kind of cheesecake with our excellent Butter Pecan Cheesecake recipe. This Butter Pecan Cheesecake is sure to be the talk of the party.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
6 Tbsp. butter, divided
16 pecan shortbread cookies (2 inch), finely crushed (about 2 cups)
1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pkg. (6 oz.) PLANTERS Pecan Halves
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
10 KRAFT Caramels
3 Tbsp. half-and-half
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 325ºF.
2
Melt 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) butter in medium nonstick skillet on medium heat. Continue to cook 2 min. or until light golden brown in color with a nutty aroma, stirring constantly. Mix with cookie crumbs; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
3
Bake 10 min. or until lightly browned.
4
Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in same skillet. Add 3 Tbsp. sugar and salt; mix well. Cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in nuts; cook 5 min. or until nuts are lightly browned and evenly glazed, stirring constantly. Spread onto large sheet of parchment; cool.
5
Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour half the batter over crust.
6
Reserve 3/4 cup nuts for later use. Chop remaining nuts; sprinkle over batter. Cover with remaining batter.
7
Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
8
Microwave caramels and half-and-half in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Arrange reserved nuts on top of cheesecake; drizzle with caramel sauce.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Indulge in a treat occasionally and give yourself permission to enjoy it in moderation. Healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
Nutrition
Calories
650
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g
65%
Saturated Fat 23g
115%
Trans Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 165mg
55%
Sodium 500mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 40g
15%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 29g
58%
Protein 10g
20%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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