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Caramel Stripe Cheesecake Recipe

Caramel Stripe Cheesecake Recipe

"I love to bake cheesecakes, and this recipe is one of the best I've tried," says Brenda LaBrie, Clark, South Dakota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • CARAMEL TOPPING:
  • 12 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream and coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack to cool. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the flour, cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust.
  • 3. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Chill while preparing toppings.
  • 4. In a small saucepan, melt caramels with cream over medium heat, stirring constantly. In another saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter with cream over low heat, stirring until smooth. Drizzle caramel and chocolate toppings over cheesecake. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 5. Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and pecans if desired. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 442 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.