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    Turtle Cheesecake Des Amis

    Turtle Cheesecake Des Amis. Photo by Justmez2

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    1 hrs 45 mins

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    Justmez2's Note:

    If you like the "Turtle Candy" you'll love this cheesecake. I was able to attend a cooking show back in 1999 hosted by Chef John Folse and this is the recipe he demonstrated. If you like Louisiana cooking get his "Hot Beignets & Warm Boudoirs" cookbook. He traveled through all the B&B's in LA and out of hundreds some appear in his cookbook. There is also some marvelous history and pictures of plantation homes. My family loves this, very rich, but oh so good! I tweaked it a bit using chocolate graham crackers and lighter fare ingedients.

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    1. 1
      For the evaporated milk, cream cheese, and sour cream I've used the "lite" and it didn't change the taste, just lightened the pounds!
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350.
    3. 3
      Spray a 9-inch springform pan with vegetable spray.
    4. 4
      In food processor chop cookies or graham cracker to a fine crumb, pour in butter and turn out into springform pan pressing with fingertips to form crust.
    5. 5
      In microwave oven safe bowl combine caramels and evaporated milk cook on high at 2 minutes intervals stirring until smooth and creamy (caution will be very hot!).
    6. 6
      Allow caramel topping to cool and thicken for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Pour half of caramel mixture over cookie crust and garnish with 1/2 of the chopped pecans.
    8. 8
      In large mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese and sour cream until creamy.
    9. 9
      Add eggs and sugar and continue to blend until bater is smooth.
    10. 10
      Stir vanilla into cream cheese mixture then pour into springform pan.
    11. 11
      Bake cake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    12. 12
      Remove from pan and allow cake to cool for approximately 30 minutes.
    13. 13
      Top cake with chocolate chips, remaining caramel and garnish with pecans.
    14. 14
      Hide cake in refrigerator overnight to set!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 30, 2006


    • on March 30, 2005


      Made this for dessert on Easter Sunday. It was a big hit. I didn't use "lite" ingredients. It was worth every calorie. It was rich and decadent. Everything a holiday dessert should be. This is a dessert I will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Turtle Cheesecake Des Amis

    Serving Size: 1 (299 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1126.5
    Calories from Fat 711
    Total Fat 79.1 g
    Saturated Fat 33.7 g
    Cholesterol 237.1 mg
    Sodium 679.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 93.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 68.0 g
    Protein 18.5 g

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