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Caramel Pecan Delight Recipe

Caramel Pecan Delight Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Caramel Pecan Delight

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marie montgomery
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

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

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

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

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!!"

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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