Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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Donald Cole

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@donaldcole31

If you love pecan pie this cheesecake is amazing! So your cheesecake won't crack I wrap the pan with foil and sit in a hot water bath while it bakes. Or, you can fill another pan with hot water and put it on the bottom rack below your cheesecake.

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This is a creamy brown sugar cheesecake with a rich pecan pie layer. A vanilla wafer crust gives the pie a crisp crust and adds a nice shortbread flavor. It pairs nicely with the caramelized pecan pie layer. The whipped topping adds another creamy element to this dessert that we loved.

Note: This may drip while baking. To catch the drips, add some water to a cookie sheet and place that on the rack below the cheesecake. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CRUST LAYER

  • 1 3/4 c
    vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • PECAN FILLING

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2/3 c
    corn syrup, dark
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • 3 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 4
    eggs
  • 2/3 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crust, combine wafers and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in melted butter.
  3. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" springform pan.
  4. Bake for about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Then let cool.
  6. Combine all the pecan filling ingredients in a saucepan.
  7. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Pour over crust and set aside. Reduce oven to 325 degrees.
  9. With a mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy.
  10. Add brown sugar and flour and beat until fluffy.
  11. Add eggs one at a time, beating real good after each one.
  12. Stir in cream and vanilla.
  13. Pour over pecan filling.
  14. Bake for 1 hour at 325 and then turn off the oven. Leave pie in there for another hour.
  15. Remove from oven and run a knife around edges to loosen cake from pan. Chill for 4 hours.
  16. To add a bit extra to your cheesecake, when the cake has cooled add a good whipped topping to it and serve.

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About Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collections: Cheesecake Holiday Baking
Hashtags: #cheesecake #pecan #pie



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