Turtle Cheesecake - Quick and Easy

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I bought a frozen assortment pack of cheesecake bites that included a turtle cheesecake that I just love!! So I made this recipe to replicate the one from Lawlers, but in a whole cheesecake. Prep time does not include cooling and refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 chocolate wafer pie crust, store bought (I bought Oreo)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 7 ounces caramel candies (half of a bag)
  • 14 cup milk
  • 13 cup mini chocolate chip


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add eggs; mix just until blended and pour into Oreo pie crust.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes until center is about set.
  5. Cool for 45-60 minutes.
  6. While cooling, microwave caramels and milk for 3 minutes on high or until melted. Pour caramel over cooled cheesecake.
  7. Sprinkle chocolate chips and pecans on cake.
  8. Refrigerate for at least two hours.


Most Helpful

My daughter requested a turtle cheesecake for her birthday and I had been sick for three weeks and just the day before had been diagnosed with Pneumonia. I wanted to make her something that didn't completely wipe me out. I found this and it was just what I was looking for. It was very easy, but the results tasted like I had slaved all day! I was so happy that I could make her something she loved with minimal effort. Thanks for sharing!

Julie F February 02, 2011

YUM!!!!!! I made this for Thanksgiving this year for an alternative to the pumpkin pie. No one even at the pumpkin pie because this was SO good. It really is a beautiful dessert too. Can't wait to go have another slice tonight!

Julia Lynn November 28, 2009

I made this for our Sunday dessert and everyone loved it! I like how everything went very smoothly and the steps just fell into order :) that always helps. Awesome Recipe. my first time making a homemade cheesecake too!!

SarahBelle9475 February 15, 2009

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