Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Rachel Ratliff Recipe

By Rachel Ratliff raeOsunshine

I saw the maple cream cheese at brueggers and really wanted to make a cheesecake with it in my new springform pan i got for xmas. I started planning the recipe and figured "nothing goes better with maple then BACON!"


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Ingredients

FILLING
3 pkg
bruegger's maple cream cheese (6.5 oz each)
1 pkg
regular cream cheese
1/4 c
sour cream
4
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
corn starch
3/4 lb
bacon, chopped, cooked and drained
TOPPING
1 pt
sour cream, minus the 1/4 cup for filling
1/4 c
sugar
3 oz
maple syrup
CRUST
1/2 c
cinnamon spiced almonds
1/2 c
pretzels
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/4 c
sugar
GARNISH
1/4 lb
bacon, chopped
maple syrup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325, line springform pan with foil to prevent sealing it with the sugar in the crust
2
In food processor, chop nuts and pretzels together til combined and are almost powdery
3
In med bowl, mix crust mix with butter and sugar
4
Pour crust mix into lined pan, gently press the crust into an even layer, going up the sides of the pan about 1/4- 1/2 inch
5
Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, 1/4c sour cream, vanilla,cornstarch and eggs
*use a food processor for a denser cake
*use a mixer for a fluffier cake
6
Fold bacon bits into cream cheese mixture
7
Gently pour cream cheese mixture into pan, gently spreding evenly
8
Bake in 325 degree oven for 30 min
9
Turn oven off, leave cake in, door closed for 30 min
10
Crack open oven door, leave cake in for another 30 min
11
Remove cake from oven
Turn oven up to 425
Gently top the cake with the sweetened sour cream, make sure to fill in any cracks
Bake for 8 min
12
Start cooking the 1/4 lb of chopped bacon, when mostly cooked add maple syrup and cook til bacon is done and syrup is carmelized, allow to cool in a single layer (dont eat all the candied bacon!)
13
After cake is cooled completely, sprinkle the top with the candied bacon bits
14
When ready to serve, depan the cake.(its good to have a helper for this part) Gently remove the foil by placing cake on the edge of a counter with one hand pulling the foil down, the other hand should be under the cake, catching it as it comes off the foil
Place on serving dish

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts