Spiced Creamy Caramel Peanut Cheesecake Torte

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 55 mins

Source: Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) roll pillsbury create 'n bake refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (12 1/4 ounce) jarsmuckers caramel ice cream topping
  • 12 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 13 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 18 teaspoon regular ground nutmeg
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 14 cups honey roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F Spray 10- or 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Press cookie dough on bottom and 1/4 inch up side of pan.
  3. Bake 16 to 23 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, 2/3 cup of the caramel topping, the peanut butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  6. Beat in vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Fold in whipped topping until well mixed.
  8. Fold in 1 cup of the peanuts.
  9. Cover; refrigerate until crust is completely cooled.
  10. Spoon cream cheese mixture over cookie crust.
  11. Freeze at least 30 minutes until set.
  12. Just before serving, top cheesecake with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts and drizzle with remaining 1/3 cup caramel topping.
  13. For easier cutting, wipe knife after each cut.
  14. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.

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