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Decadent Turtle Cheesecake


Decadent Turtle Cheesecake

Decadent Turtle Cheesecake

Yield

Makes one 9-inch cheesecake

Ingredients

2-1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookies or vanilla wafers
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 tablespoons whipping cream
Caramel Topping
Chocolate Topping
1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine cookie crumbs and butter in medium bowl; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until creamy. Add sugar, flour, vanilla and salt; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in cream. Pour over crust. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 200°F. Bake 35 to 40 minutes more or until set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool. Remove rim of pan.
  5. Prepare Caramel Topping and Chocolate Topping. Drizzle over cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake. Sprinkle with pecans just before serving.

Caramel Topping

Combine 7 ounces (1/2 bag) caramels and 1/3 cup whipping cream in small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth.

Chocolate Topping

Combine 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, 1 teaspoon butter and 3 tablespoons whipping cream in small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth.

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