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Caramel Praline-Topped Cheesecake Recipe
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Caramel Praline-Topped Cheesecake Recipe

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This cheesecake is a showstopper with its pretty wafer crust, creamy center and the ooey-gooey carmel-pecan topping cascading down the sides. —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 16 whole vanilla wafers
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • TOPPING:
  • 25 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 422 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, mix wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Arrange whole wafers, rounded sides out, along sides of pan, pressing lightly into crumbs.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  4. In a microwave, melt caramels with milk; stir until smooth. Remove rim from pan. Drizzle cheesecake with caramel mixture; sprinkle with pecans.
    Freeze option: Wrap individual portions of cheesecake in plastic wrap and place in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Seal bag and freeze for future use. To use, thaw completely in the refrigerator.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Praline Cheesecake in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p55


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tanyakolos
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"my famely like this cheesecake."

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redmonc1
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"Easy to make and everyone loved it."

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liwhit
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"I have made cheesecakes for years and do this one low carb. version. I use sugar free caramel sauce and sugar free melted chocolate, top with pecans. i use sugar free short bread cookies for the crust. Use c & h sugar with steiva or splenda for baking. I leave out the sour cream when I use 1/3 fat cream cheese. Try this version of this one. I love cheese cake and this one is so easy. When baking it put foil all around the pan and put inside another pan with hot water just to edges about 1/2 inch to side. Bake same time but I turn off oven and leave it in oven for 20 to 30 minutes. This help it to settle. I always cool down then refrig. for 4 o 6 hours or over night is better. I was making a idea for you out there."

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whats2eat
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"My family loves this cheesecake. I drizzle it with caramel ice cream topping and melted chocolate chips. When I make it for Thanksgiving it's the first dessert to disappear."

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Worshipguy
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"Simply loved this cheesecake!"

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tsarnold
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"I forgot to rate this recipe back in May. Have received more rave reviews and asked for the recipe EVERY time I take it to a function or gathering!"

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tsarnold
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"I made this the first time I saw it in the issue and it is a "must make" request ever since. Beautiful and delicious. Hint: drizzle caramel on top, do not cover, for easier slicing -- especially when cold (caramel hardens when cold). This is a beautiful and delicious recipe!"

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choy
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Easy cheesecake recipe. I serve carmel topping on the side. It comes out great every time; never any leftovers."

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KathyPippert
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"A friend at work made this. It was totally awesome!"

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