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Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Recipe
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Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Recipe

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It's hard to resist this chocolaty cheesecake with its fudgy crust, crunchy pecans and gooey layer of caramel. I combined several recipes to create this version that satisfies both the chocolate lovers and the cheesecake lovers in my family. -Brenda Ruse, Truro, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Directions

  1. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes (leave oven on).
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with milk. Pour over brownie crust; sprinkle with pecans.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in melted chocolate. Pour over pecans. Return pan to baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Fudge Cheesecake in Quick Cooking December 2000, p31


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GerryH9
Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"This is the worst recipe you have ever put out. 20 minutes is NOT ENOUGH TIME TO BAKE THE BROWNIE. Either a misprint or not tested thoroughly. The ingredients for this are expensive and to have to throw this runny , sloppy mess in the trash after all that work is really upsetting."

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CherylShumaker
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"Absolutley delicious! I made this for Easter (and actually made it gluten free) and had people request the recipe so they could make it the next day for a get-together!"

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SharonMinks
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"This was absolutely delicious...my family raved over it...and even though my brownie was not completely done...that was the best part because of the fudginess! I will definitely be making this again!"

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jpfjjf2
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"I was very disappointed. This was made for a Christmas party and when I pre-cut the cheesecake before the party, I found the brownie crust was still raw! I am not an inexperienced baker so I'm not sure why everyone else raved about this recipe. Fortunately I had some cookies on hand to take to the party."

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mpertler
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I made a big mistake to cheat. I tried to substitute caramel for caramel ice cream syrup. BAD move! This was very good. Took it to work for a birthday. Everyone of course loved it. Can't go wrong with chocolate."

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butterworth1119@bellsouth.net
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"Very good ! Next time I will cook the brownie just a little longer and maybe not use quite as much caramel. It was a hit at the birthday today"

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GRAMMAJG
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"well I made this today have not tasted yet looks good but tried to take off pan bottom and caramel started to run out,but it looks delicious and my hubby likes choc and so do my grandkids so I'm sure it will get eaten up in a flash!!"

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dardar2002
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"This looks so good, I should have had the recipe yesterday, to serve at my dinner party.

But never the less, I will be trying this soon."

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kbcookie
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"This looks quite decadent! I haven't made it but had to rate it in order to post. I was wondering, has anyone tried this without using the chocolate? I am not a huge chocolate fan, and thought that omitting the chocolate and adding a bit of vanilla extract to the creamcheese mixture would make it less rich (which is what I like). I would drizzle some chocolate fudge over the top and sprinkle toasted chopped pecans over that."

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ebramkamp
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"I already posted my review but after I did this I noted an ingredient listed in the ToH cookbook I used is not listed in this posting. In addition to the unsweetened chocolate the recipe in the book has 2 ounces of melted and cooled semi sweet chocolate as well. When I made it I used both chocolates. I also made two cheesecakes and the cheesecake which I allowed the brownie base to cool a bit more before adding the caramel and pecans didn't leak around the edges at all."

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