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Praline Cheesecake

Tasting this cheesecake will quickly bring the South to mind. For me, it always conjures up the image of a couple swinging on the front porch, taking in the beauty of the huge magnolia tree out in their yard.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Whipped cream
  • Whole pecans

Directions

  • Combine cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Set side.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese until smooth in a large bowl. Gradually add brown sugar and flour. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour into crust; bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and pecans.

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  • skipperstrucking
    Nov 19, 2015

    Problems with this recipe: First of all a praline is a candy coated nut. This recipe just calls for toasted pecans. 2nd: Not enough butter in crust (it just crumbles away after being baked). I do love cheesecakes and this is the first negative review I have ever given for one. Sorry

  • jannikka
    Mar 16, 2013

    This turned out beautifully! I did not have pecans on hand, but a simple drizzle of caramel sauce made the cheesecake special. I will definitely go back to this recipe.

  • c.wilkerson
    Dec 9, 2010

    I also made this for thanksgiving,but I used crushed van waffers for the crust,and melted caramel & chopped pecans for a topping;it was awesome !!!

  • lwllms
    Dec 20, 2009

    Made it for Thanksgiving. Everyone enjoyed it and there was none left to bring home.