Maple Bacon Cheesecake

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Rachel Ratliff

By
@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!"

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr 35 Min

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

How to Make Maple Bacon Cheesecake

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

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