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Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

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This recipe for Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake, by , is from Jaki-Lynn's Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jaki-Lynn Dixon
Added: Monday, October 15, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. OREO Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 14 oz. bag Caramels
c. milk
c. pecan pieces
3 pkgs. (8oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
c. sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
3 eggs
2 squares Bakers Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate

Directions:
Directions:
Mix crumbs and butter: press onto bottom and 2 in. up side of 9 in. springform pan.

Place caramels and milk in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each min.

Pour of mixture into crust. Refrigerate 10 min.

Set remaining mixture aside.

Beat Cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over caramel mixture in crust.

Bake at 325۫ for 1 hour 5 min. 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set.
(if using dark non-stick springform pan 300۫)

Run knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing sides of pan.

Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Top with remaining caramel mixture and pecans just before serving.

Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.

 

 

 

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