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Caramel-Swirl Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

Caramel-Swirl Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

A rich ricotta-cream cheese filling, and a luscious caramel drizzle make this dessert from Gilda Lester of Millsboro, Delaware irresistible.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and coconut; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 2. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and ricotta until blended. Add sugar and flour and mix well. Combine cream and vanilla; gradually beat into cream cheese mixture. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • 4. Spread filling over crust. Drizzle with caramel topping; gently cut through filling with a knife to swirl.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1-1/2 hours. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 419 calories, 31g fat (20g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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pabs User ID: 157506 209323
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Subtle flavor, lighter texture but yummy. Must let sit up over night."

grace113 User ID: 4611037 134345
Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"This was fantastic! I made it for a friend at work and there wasn't one tiny morsel left. My only recommendation is if you want a really caramel-y flavor, either increase the amount of caramel OR omit it from the recipe & serve it on the side to top the cheesecake with.

The texture & taste was great! I will absolutely make it again. And use the cheesecake as a base to experiment with (like with fruit or chocolate swirl?!)"

hartmr User ID: 5083479 134344
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"My crust stuck to the pan a little bit and not really sure why. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to let this dessert cool and chill."

smilesforsuzie User ID: 4863003 98748
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"Wow, think this is the best caramel cheesecake ever!!"

OldBlindDog User ID: 4424737 98264
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"This sounds so good! My family loves cheese cakes and my son especially loves caramel. I'm always looking for new ideas to try. I'll be making this very soon."

jeritony User ID: 1412091 172854
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"This is beyond delicious! It is awesome and so easy to prepare. It is definitely a 10+ on a 1-5 scale.

Miss Jerri"

Myss Tina User ID: 2811810 155642
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2008

"This a fabulous cheesecake!!!!"

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