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Simple Turtle Cheesecake

 Simple Turtle Cheesecake
For an almost instant dessert, I spread homemade ganache and caramel sauce over pre-made cheesecake. It makes the holidays feel slightly less hectic. —Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, IL
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 frozen New York-style cheesecake (30 ounces), thawed
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup


  • Place cheesecake on a serving plate. Place chocolate chips in a small
  • bowl. In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup cream just to a boil. Pour
  • over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Cool slightly,
  • stirring occasionally. Pour over cheesecake; sprinkle with pecans.
  • Refrigerate until set.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir until sugar is
  • dissolved. Stir in remaining cream and return to a boil. Remove from
  • heat. Serve warm with cheesecake or, if desired, cool completely and
  • drizzle over cheesecake. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 585 calories, 40 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.