Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Recipe
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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

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I created this creamy cheesecake using two favorites—caramel and pecans. It's a stunning cake and rivals any I've tasted. —Deidre Sizer, Cedarville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups crushed shortbread cookies
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (8ounces each) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 858 calories, 58g fat (31g saturated fat), 255mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir 1/4 cup flour into the caramel topping. Set aside 1/3 cup caramel mixture and 2 tablespoons pecans for garnish. Drizzle remaining caramel mixture over crust; sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar vanilla and remaining flour until smooth. Beat in eggs and yolks just until combined. Stir in cream.
  4. Pour over crust. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  5. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and sugar; carefully spread over warm filling. Bake 10-12 minutes longer or until topping is set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  6. Chill for 8 hours or overnight. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, drizzle with reserved caramel mixture and sprinkle with reserved pecans. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Pecan Cheesecake in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p47

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csbranch03 User ID: 8925345 259899
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"This is an awesome cheesecake I made it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I also have one in the oven now... I did make a few changes. I used Pecan Sandies for the crust and seeing how my family likes pecans I toasted a cup of pecans in a small skillet with about 2 tablespoons of butter to use on the top. I let them cool and drain on a paper towel so the excess butter would not get on the cheesecake. It was wonderful. I will make this cheesecake a lot since it is very easy to make and taste wonderful. I think it is better than the old fashioned New York cheesecake any day..."

michalak12 User ID: 1306400 239636
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"This is an amazing cheesecake recipe. We substituted "Pecan Sandies" for the shortbread cookies."

mommybarnes User ID: 7752697 158629
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"This was the first cheesecake I ever made. My family still talks about it and that was 4 Christmases ago! I am planning on making one for Easter, but I'm going to use strawberries instead of caramel and pecans and see how it turns out."

tootlissie User ID: 222390 81791
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"LOVE THIS!! The BEST cheesecake ever!!!"

Jaroburk User ID: 6140371 154529
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"This recipe was the first cheesecake I had ever made and it turned out beautifully - and wonderfully delicious! I took it to an anniversary party where 10 different kinds of cheesecake were served and I repeatedly heard guests say this was their favorite. Go ahead and try it for yourself!"

pudunk User ID: 5599669 154528
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I make this every year for Thanksgiving Its a must have from all my kids"

msircy User ID: 2052072 207234
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"I have made this cheesecake many times and I have always had success. It is a thick, flavorful cheesecake. Every time I make it, I am always asked for the recipe. Best cheesecake ever!!!"

pattycake111111 User ID: 4938543 154526
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"i have never made a cheesecake before and it was so good, i was proud of myself. i took it to a potluck and i kept hearing who made this cheesecake. my brother in law hates cheesecake but loved this. thanks! its wonderful."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2350474 149425
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I made this for a party and it was a great success."

pdidom User ID: 4450373 132592
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"This recipe is a keeper! It was very easy to make and absolutely delicious!"

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