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Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

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This recipe for Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake, by , is from The Diefenthaler/McIntyre Family Cookbook Project-2nd Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Chris Diefenthaler
Added: Sunday, January 1, 2006


2 c Oreo Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
1 c finely chopped pecans, divided
6 Tbsp, butter, melted
1 bag (14 oz) Kraft caramels
1/2 c milk
3 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 sq Baker's semi-sweet Baking Chocolate

Mix crumbs, 1/2 c pecans and butter; press onto bottom and 2 in up side of 9 in springform pan.
Place caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on High 3 min. or until carmels are completely melted, stirring after each min. Pour 1/2 of the caramel mixture into crust. Refrigerate 10 min. Cover and reserve remaining caramel mixture in refrigerator for later use.
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 300 for 65-70 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing from pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Microwave reserved caramel mixture for 15 sec. just before serving cheesecake; drizzle over cheesecake. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 c pecans. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator

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