Laurel's Turtle Cheesecake

Ann Simmons


The first time I made this was for my beautiful daughter-in-law, Laurel.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow, this is a cheesecake! The cheesecake itself is nice and creamy. The cookie crust has a layer of caramel and nuts which gives you that turtle flavor in every bite. Drizzled with more caramel, nuts, and chocolate, this is one decadent cheesecake recipe. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

30 Min
55 Min



  • 2 c
    cookie crumbs (chocolate or vanilla wafer)
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter or margerine
  • 14 oz
    bag of caramels
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk (5 oz)
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 2 pkg
    cream cheese, softened (8oz each)
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp

  • 1/2 c
    chocolate ice syrup for garnish (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    caramel ice cream syrup for garnish (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans for garnish. (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips for garnish. (optional)
  • ·
    whipped cream for garnish (can use Cool Whip; optional)

How to Make Laurel's Turtle Cheesecake


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix crumbs and butter.
  3. Press onto bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Microwave caramels and milk in small bowl on high for 4 - 5 minutes or until melted. Stirring every minute.
  5. Pour over crust.
  6. Top with pecans and chocolate chips.
  7. Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  9. Blend in vanilla. Pour over pecans and chocolate chips.
  10. Place pan on cookie sheet. Bake 45 minutes.
  11. Loosen cake from rim of pan. Cool before removing rim of pan. Keep refrigerated.
  12. Optional. Garnish with 1/2 cup each of chocolate & caramel syrups, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and whipped cream.

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About Laurel's Turtle Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cheesecake

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