Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
An elderly client of my husband used to travel to Toronto at least once a year and he always brought my daughters a bag of chocolate turtles as a present. After he passed away I adopted this recipe to remember him by. My girls call this Marvin's Cheesecake.
- 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
- 6 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 14 ounces caramels (1 bag)
- 5 ounces evaporated milk (1 can)
- 1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- Combine crumbs and margarine, press onto bottom and sides of 9-inch spring- form pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
- In 1 1/2 quart heavy saucepan, melt caramels with milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.
- Pour over crust.
- Top with pecans.
- Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Blend in chocolate, pour over pecans.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.
- Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
I apologize for posting this rating so late (I truly thought I already ). I made this for my family at Thanksgiving and it was fantastic! It has become a holiday tradition after one time. The family is demanding it again for Christmas and upcoming birthdays. To me, this is the way cheesecake should be. If I could give it six stars, I definately would.
Very Good!!! Easy to make! Very rich! I would make this again.
Really good...cheesecake lovers will go bonkers. One tip: 2 cups crumbs ended up being about 80 wafers.