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This recipe for Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake, by , is from AT&T Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Brenda Ware
Added: Sunday, February 12, 2006


2 c. Oreo chocolate cookie crumbs
6 T. butter or margarine, melted
1 bag ( 14oz ) Kraft caramels
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. pecan pieces
3 pkg. (8oz. each) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla
3 eggs
2 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate

Mix crumbs & butter; press into bottom and 2" up side of 9"spring-form pan. Place caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Pour 1/2 caramel mixture into crust. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Set remaining caramel mixture aside for later use.

Beat cream cheese, sugar & vanilla with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time mixing on low speed until blended. Pour over caramel mixture in crust.

Bake at 325 for 1Hr 5 min - 1Hr 10 min or until center is almost set if using a springform pan.
(Bake at 300 if using dark non-stick springpan)
Run a knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing side of pan.

Refrigerate overnight. Top with remaining caramel mixture and pecans before serving. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator. Serves 16.




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