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Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"Creamy cheesecake topped with caramel, chocolate, and pecans makes this a rich and indulgent treat."
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Ingredients

5 h 40 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300 degrees F if using a dark nonstick springform pan). Mix crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom and 2 inches up side of pan.
  2. Place caramels and milk in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in pecans. Pour half of the caramel mixture into crust. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.
  3. 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 layer in crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing side of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Microwave reserved caramel mixture on HIGH 1 minute; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

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Most helpful positive review

I DARE you to resist this cheesecake! This was my first cheesecake and it turned out very well. My girlfriend said it was the best cheesecake she ever had (but she may be a little biased). My on...

Most helpful critical review

The flavors of this cheesecake were good but the crust was a huge gooey mess. There was no definition between the crust and the caramel/pecan layer, the two just combined to mush. Adding up the ...

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I DARE you to resist this cheesecake! This was my first cheesecake and it turned out very well. My girlfriend said it was the best cheesecake she ever had (but she may be a little biased). My on...

I made this for my niece for her 11th birthday. This stuff is sinful! I toast my pecans at 350 for 6 mintues - toasted pecans just taste a bit better. I always bake my crust after pressing it...

Fantastic recipe (and so easy)! After reading previous reviews of it being very sweet, I added 1/4 cup less sugar (since there is already plenty of sweetness in the choc and caramel that is adde...

Great easy recipe. I did skip the caramel and milk and used Smucker's jarred caramel.

OMG, the best i have ever made, and i make ALOT of cheese cakes. very rich, creamy, sexy, just the best. it almost tastes like a cold snickers bar... YUM

This is an excellent recipe. I will use this filling as my basic cheesecake from now on. I loved the "turtle" part of it but will try it with different toppings!

F-A-B-A-L-O-U-S! Could NOT RESIST this cheesecake!! I made this for my wife and myself this Christmas. We absolutely love turtle cheesecakes, but never made one ourselves. After reading the rave...

This was a hit! I changed it up a bit by not using the chocolate crust and I added walnuts and caramel along with the pecans and chocolate. Loved it!

So rich, so creamy, so wonderful!!! It may take a few more ingredients and time, but this is a keeper.