Caramel Pecan Delight Recipe
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Caramel Pecan Delight Recipe

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After one bite of this rich caramel-drizzles dessert, you'll move it to the top of your recipe file. A buttery crust of crushed pecan cookies complements the cheesecake-like filling. "It's a glorious treat," promises Judy Atwell of Aptos, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) pecan shortbread cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 408 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup caramel topping until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk milk and dry pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let set for 2 minutes or until soft set; fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread over the cooled crust. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or until set. Cut into squares; drizzle with remaining caramel topping. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Pecan Delight in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 408 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2012

I have made this many times and always get rave reviews. One of my favorite dessers

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

Made this recipe for bookclub - it was a BIG hit!

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

You must have screwed it up...this is a wonderful dessert!

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

My sister-in-law made this and it was AWESOME...you and the co-worker must have done something WRONG...this was FANTASTIC!!

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

A co-worker and I made this the same week end, both of us came back to work on Monday and said how disappointed we were with this recipe. This is not a good tasting dessert.

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