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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

I created this creamy cheesecake using two favorites—caramel and pecans. It's a stunning cake that rivals any I've tasted. —Deidre Sizer, Cedarville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups crushed shortbread cookies
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 325°.
  • 2. Meanwhile, stir 1/4 cup flour into caramel topping. Reserve 1/3 cup caramel mixture and 2 tablespoons pecans. Drizzle remaining caramel mixture over crust; sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  • 3. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and remaining flour until smooth. Beat in eggs and yolks just until combined. Stir in cream. Pour over crust; place springform pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until center is almost set, 65-70 minutes.
  • 4. For topping, combine sour cream and sugar; carefully spread over warm filling. Bake until topping is set, 10-12 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  • 5. Chill for 8 hours or overnight. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, drizzle with reserved caramel mixture; sprinkle with reserved pecans. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 858 calories, 58g fat (31g saturated fat), 255mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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csbranch03 User ID: 8925345 259899
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"This is an awesome cheesecake I made it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I also have one in the oven now... I did make a few changes. I used Pecan Sandies for the crust and seeing how my family likes pecans I toasted a cup of pecans in a small skillet with about 2 tablespoons of butter to use on the top. I let them cool and drain on a paper towel so the excess butter would not get on the cheesecake. It was wonderful. I will make this cheesecake a lot since it is very easy to make and taste wonderful. I think it is better than the old fashioned New York cheesecake any day..."

michalak12 User ID: 1306400 239636
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"This is an amazing cheesecake recipe. We substituted "Pecan Sandies" for the shortbread cookies."

mommybarnes User ID: 7752697 158629
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"This was the first cheesecake I ever made. My family still talks about it and that was 4 Christmases ago! I am planning on making one for Easter, but I'm going to use strawberries instead of caramel and pecans and see how it turns out."

tootlissie User ID: 222390 81791
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"LOVE THIS!! The BEST cheesecake ever!!!"

Jaroburk User ID: 6140371 154529
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"This recipe was the first cheesecake I had ever made and it turned out beautifully - and wonderfully delicious! I took it to an anniversary party where 10 different kinds of cheesecake were served and I repeatedly heard guests say this was their favorite. Go ahead and try it for yourself!"

pudunk User ID: 5599669 154528
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I make this every year for Thanksgiving Its a must have from all my kids"

msircy User ID: 2052072 207234
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"I have made this cheesecake many times and I have always had success. It is a thick, flavorful cheesecake. Every time I make it, I am always asked for the recipe. Best cheesecake ever!!!"

pattycake111111 User ID: 4938543 154526
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"i have never made a cheesecake before and it was so good, i was proud of myself. i took it to a potluck and i kept hearing who made this cheesecake. my brother in law hates cheesecake but loved this. thanks! its wonderful."

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 149425
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I made this for a party and it was a great success."

pdidom User ID: 4450373 132592
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"This recipe is a keeper! It was very easy to make and absolutely delicious!"

lwllms User ID: 2579223 59551
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"This was my first attempt at making cheesecake. The family loved it and I was extremely pleased with how it turned out....delicious!"

suzannertl User ID: 3155989 153209
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"This is an incredible cheesecake. This bakes up nicely, slices well. It's an all around great cheesecake."

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