Recipe by Philadelphia Cream Cheese
"This heavenly cheesecake is layered with caramel and chocolate and served up in a toasted pecan crust."
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1 1/4 cups
finely chopped toasted pecans
non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
KRAFT Caramels, chopped
3 (250 g) packages
PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) package
BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
pecan halves, toasted
I prepared this exactly as written. It was very easy to prepare and it came out decadent and delicious! I especially love the caramel pecan crust. I'd never had anything like that before. The cheesecake is definitely a semi-sweet flavor. For those who would prefer more of a milk chocolate flavor, try using fewer bakers chocolate squares, or melt a milk chocolate to mix in the cheesecake. I thought that many would be too much, but it tastes great to me and wasn't at all grainy.
This recipe tastes great, but it's a hassle to make. The carmel was stuck to the pan so i hard time getting it out of my springform pan. The crust didn't stay together. It made an awful presenation.
AMAZING! Did some tweeks by instead mixing the plain batter, then mixing half the chocolate amount into half the plain batter, and then mixing 16 melted caramel squares into the other half of the plain batter, then we just marbled the two in the pan. OMG so delish! Made it more of a true 'Turtle' cheesecake with the addition of the caramel cheesecake. Yum!
I made mine with a vanilla wafer base, by crushing 1 1/2 cups of vanilla wafers and mixing it with 1/4 cup of melted butter. I pressed that into a 9x3 springform pan. Once I poured my caramel mixture over the base I sprinkled the top caramel layer with 1/2 cup chopped pecans. I prepared everything else as directed and baked with a casserole dish on the bottom rack, filled with water, to prevent the top of my cheesecake from cracking. Once baked and cooled and the rim had been removed, I drizzled on some store bought caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce, in a decorative fashion, the sprinkled on another 1/2 cup of crushed pecans. It was a HUGE HUGE hit!
Amazing! Make sure you don't let the caramel go to close to the edges otherwise it will stick. But overall, so tasty and so easy to make!
I made this at Christmas and everybody loved it. It's so rich and creamy you only need a very small slice. Definately a hit!
The pecan and caramel crust was very good, but the chocolate cheesecake was dry and like eating chocolate paste. I will never make this again.
followed recipe exact. Caramel a little hard to cut through, next time will use a drizzle method. very rich, extended family members asked for recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
PHILLY Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 279
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