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


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


  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

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marie montgomery 128532
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

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

mamak1159 59870
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

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

Jacochattykathy78 89778
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

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

Jacochattykathy78 131834
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

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

lovesher3 135932
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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