Creamy, rich, nutty, butterscotch flavor. To serve, put a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on each slice. Add at least 1 pecan, or better yet, add a few.

Carol

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
9 inch cheese cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Make Crust: Melt butter or margarine in a small saucepan. Stir in graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1/3 cup chopped nuts. Pack into ungreased 9 or 9 1/2 inch springform pan.

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  • To Make Filling: Beat cream cheese and 1 1/4 cups brown sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Slowly beat in eggs one at a time, just until blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon rum flavoring, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup sour cream, and 1/3 cup chopped nuts. Pour filling into pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 55 to 60 minutes, until set. Remove pan to cake rack while you prepare topping.

  • To Make Topping: Stir together 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 1/4 cup brown sugar, maple flavoring, and 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring. Spread over cheesecake. Return to oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Loosen sides of cake. Cool until almost room temperature, then chill for a few hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 30.6g 47% DV; cholesterol 112.5mg 38% DV; sodium 224.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2003
Next time I'll reduce the rum flavoring by a little because it seemed to slightly overpower the other ingredients. I also left off the sour cream topping. Instead I drizzled caramel sauce on the cooled cheesecake and decorated it with toasted pecan halves. My family enjoyed it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2008
Def. reduce the rum and maple flavoring. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2003
Next time I'll reduce the rum flavoring by a little because it seemed to slightly overpower the other ingredients. I also left off the sour cream topping. Instead I drizzled caramel sauce on the cooled cheesecake and decorated it with toasted pecan halves. My family enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
I can't remember ever tasting a better cheesecake. next time I'll make one for guests and one for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
EVERYONE else LOVED this cheesecake! It was definitely a hit although not my personal favorite. Also I do prefer a much thicker crust on a cheesecake than the recipe calls for...so if you like thick crusted cheesecake...you may consider tinkering with the recipe a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2003
This is very good but for my taste forget the DARK brown sugar that one reviewer mentioned. I made my first one with DBS and did not like it near as well as the one I made with the LBS. This will be my standard cheesecake for intertaining from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
Fabulous creamy caramel-like cheesecake. The brown sugar gives it a rich buttery flavor and the addition of the pecans in the crust is a must. I almost skipped these because my kids don't like nuts but I am so glad that I didn't. The crust was so good. I upped the cream cheese to 3 packages - 2 reduced fat 1 regular. I did not make the topping because I didn't have enough sour cream. Instead we just had a scoop of whipped cream on top. Will for sure keep this one handy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
This got rave reviews at my Thanksgiving dinner. I thought the rum extract was a little strong but my guests loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2008
Made this for a co-workers bachlorette party. The next day people were telling me how good the cake was! The changes I made were using only vanilla extract(could not find any of the rum) and I added some extra detailing with butterscotch icing and pralines on top of the cake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2003
A great tasting Cheesecake! The flavor compares to no other butterscoth cheesecake out there the only thing I did different was to chop the pecans and throw them on the top of the cheesecake! Just as pretty and who cares anyway as it didn't last long!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2003
I seldom cook so even a novice can cook this cheesecake and not fail. Since discovering cakerecipe.com my friends and I have been trying the various cheesecake recipes and hands down the praline cheesecake is the repeat favorite. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2008
Def. reduce the rum and maple flavoring. Read More
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