Turtle Cheesecake

"" A finalist in the 2001 Nestle Toll House Share the Very Best recipe contest, this dessert was submitted by Audra Burtch of Chandler, Arizona. This family favorite is a marbled cheesecake topped with a decadent combination of pecans, chocolate morsels and caramel and chocolate syrups. ""
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Ready In:
1 nine inch spingform cake




  • PREHEAT oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Grease 9-inch springform pan.
  • COMBINE crumbs and butter in medium bowl.
  • Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.
  • BEAT cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in large mixer bowl until smooth.
  • Add sugar, eggs, lime juice and vanilla extract; beat until combined.
  • Microwave morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir.
  • Morsels may retain some of their shape.
  • If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
  • Stir 2 cups of cheesecake batter into melted morsels; mix well.
  • Alternately spoon batters into crust, beginning and ending with yellow batter.
  • BAKE for 1 hour 10 to 15 minutes or until edge is set and center moves slightly.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; run knife around edge of cheesecake.
  • Cool completely.
  • Drizzle Nesquik™ and caramel syrup over cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle with pecans and mini morsels.
  • Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove side of pan.

Questions & Replies

  1. In the ingredients it listed cost as 14.00 per serving to make, is this correct?


  1. I was skeptical about the lime juice but holly molly. The vultures at work circled for no more than 5 minutes and it was gone as if it had never been there, plate licked clean!!!!! Seriously... right in front of us, she picked it up and licked it!!!!
  2. I made this cheesecake last night and the results were AMAZING!! I've fed 8 people on it so far and it's been rave reviews all around! The only *slight* change I made was the addition of Skor baking bits to the mini choc chips and pecans - because they're my fave! THANK YOU for this AMAZING recipe!!!!! *Updated 2008* Still a favourite cheesecake that my niece and nephews all request me to make every year on their birthdays! Great recipe!!
  3. This cheesecake is to die for! I get asked for this one all the time. Glad to see it is on here! I make my own chocolate graham crust with 1 pkg grahams, 1/3 c. cocoa, 1/2 c. powdered sugar and 1/3 c. butter/margarine. :) Great stuff! This recipe made it into our book#179809!
  4. Wow! This cheesecake makes me wonder why I would ever waste my time or calories eating another kind of dessert! Absolute decadence! I converted the recipe to cheesecake squares (easier for parties). I baked it in a 9X13 pan for 20 minutes and it came out perfect! I also made the caramel sauce from scratch using the Creamy Caramel Sauce recipe. I drizzed the caramel sauce over the crust before putting the cheesecake mixture into the pan, and then drizzled some on top when it was finished. The creamy caramel sauce adds a buttery taste that combined with the toasted pecans is to die for!
  5. wonderful!!! i have made this several times and it is by far the one family & friends enjoy the most! i add some caramel sauce & pecans right onto the crust before adding the filling. this is definatley a crowd pleaser!!!!! next time i'm going to chop up some turtles and add them to the filling and then swirl in the two different batters. (can't wait!)


  1. I made this cheesecake and everyone loved it. instead of a chocolate crust i used graham crackers. Very good and rich with chocolate.



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