Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Mary in LA.

Everybody loves my cheesecakes

Top Review by Glory77

Made this for a family birthday and had great compliments! One change I would make - add a little more butter to the crust. Mine turned out kinda dry & crumbly...but it still tasted great ;)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped, divided or 1 cup nuts, of choice finely chopped, divided
  • 2 cups oreo chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag Kraft caramels
  • 12 cup milk
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ounces semisweet baking chocolate (Baker's)

Directions

  1. Mix crumbs,1/2 cup of the pecans and butter;press onto bottom and up sides in an 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Place caramels and milk in small bowl.
  3. On high for 3 minutes in microwave, or until caramels are completely melted.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the caramel mixture unto crust.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  6. Cover and reserve remaining caramel mixture in refrigerator for later use.
  7. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla (with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.) Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  8. Pour over caramel mixture in crust.
  9. Bake at 300 for 65-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  10. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake, cool before removing side of pan.
  11. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  12. Heat reserved caramel mixture just before serving cheesecake; drizzle over cheesecake.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
  14. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.
  15. Any left over put in refrigerator.

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