Maple Bacon Cheesecake

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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
1 pt sour cream, minus the 1/4 cup for filling
1/4 c sugar
3 oz maple syrup
1/2 c cinnamon spiced almonds
1/2 c pretzels
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 c sugar
1/4 lb bacon, chopped
maple syrup

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Rachel Ratliff Recipe
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Santa Clarita, CA (pop. 176,320)
Member Since Jun 2011
Rachel's notes for this recipe:
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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Preheat oven to 325, line springform pan with foil to prevent sealing it with the sugar in the crust
In food processor, chop nuts and pretzels together til combined and are almost powdery
In med bowl, mix crust mix with butter and sugar
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
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
Fold bacon bits into cream cheese mixture
Gently pour cream cheese mixture into pan, gently spreding evenly
Bake in 325 degree oven for 30 min
Turn oven off, leave cake in, door closed for 30 min
Crack open oven door, leave cake in for another 30 min
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
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!)
After cake is cooled completely, sprinkle the top with the candied bacon bits
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

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user Rachel Ratliff raeOsunshine - Feb 27, 2012
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user Sandy Lowe Wildviolet - Jan 9, 2013
Is bruegger's a brand name? I have never seen maple flavored cream cheese, do you know where I can find some.
user Rachel Ratliff raeOsunshine - Jan 12, 2013
Brueggers is a bagel shop. I"m pretty sure you could make your own maple creamcheese by mixing in some maple flavoring with a mixer
user Sandy Lowe Wildviolet - Jan 14, 2013
Thanks Rachel, I will try that.

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