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    Chocolate Surprise Turtle Cheesecake

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    2 hrs 5 mins

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    1 hr 5 mins

    Greeny4444's Note:

    This cheesecake has a surprise layer of chocolate on top of the crust when it is cut. Mmmm, so yummy. I was trying to mimic Johnny Carino's Turtle Cheesecake, but I didn't quite get it right. This still tastes AWESOME, in my opinion, though. I wouldn't bother looking at the nutition info... :) *Note:* Prep time does not include cheesecake cooling or chilling time. Updated 5/12/09 to add: The melted chocolate layer on top of the crust can become quite solid after refrigeration (...not how I envisioned it!), making it difficult to cut. Fudge ice cream topping might be better AND stay ooey-gooey when the cheesecake is cold. If you try this out, let me know what you did and how it works out!

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    Serves: 16


    10-inch ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of pecans, and butter; blend well. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Place the crust in the refrigerator while making the ganache.
    2. 2
      Combine the 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and 2 Tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Heat on HIGH for 30 seconds, or until the butter melts. Add the chocolate chips, and stir with a wire whisk until mixture is smooth (heating in 20-second increments on HIGH, if necessary).
    3. 3
      Pour, and spread, over the crust, within 1 inch from the edges of the pan. Place in the freezer until fudge is firm, about 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; do not over-mix. Carefully spread over the ganache filling.
    5. 5
      Bake, in a water bath, at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until filling is almost set. Let cheesecake sit in the turned-off oven for one hour with the door ajar.
    6. 6
      Remove from the oven, and cool, on a wire rack, to room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.
    7. 7
      The next day, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt the bag of unwrapped caramels with 1/3 cup of cream, continuously stirring until smooth. Take off the heat, and cool 5 minutes. Pour on top of cheesecake within 1 inch of the edge.
    8. 8
      Coat the sides and top edge with remaining pecans and melted chocolate drizzled around the edge. When ready to serve, cut the cheesecake with a hot knife. (Store the unused caramel in fridge as dipping sauce for fruit.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 23, 2010


      oh my... this cheesecake hits the spot!!! i made it for a new years party and tons of people loved it! i dont even think i could improve it if i tried! very good!

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    • on January 02, 2010


      Loved this reciped, i used ice cream topping fudge for the layer over the crust it came out gooey and soft.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Surprise Turtle Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (156 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 607.1
    Calories from Fat 398
    Total Fat 44.3 g
    Saturated Fat 23.5 g
    Cholesterol 149.2 mg
    Sodium 357.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 36.4 g
    Protein 9.6 g

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