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Simple Elegant Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A recipe for a simple and elegant Caramel Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup ground pecans
* Note you can use 1 cup graham cracker crumbs and no pecans if you wish
1/4 cup margarine
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Filling
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
Topping
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Directions

Crust

Combine all crust ingredients and press into 9-inch springform pan.

Bake 10 minutes at 325 degrees F and remove from oven.

Turn oven to 450 degrees F.

Filling

Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla extract, mixing at medium speed until well-blended.

Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Reserve 1 cup of cheese batter; stir 1/2 cup of caramel topping into this reserved cup of batter.

Spoon half of plain batter over crust; cover with the caramel batter, spread remaining plain batter over the caramel layer.

Bake 7 minutes at 450 degrees F, then reduce temperature to 250 degrees F and bake 40 to 45 minutes more.

Remove from oven and loosen cake from rim, but do not remove rim until cool.

Topping

In saucepan, melt brown sugar and margarine; add water and bring to boil abd cook 2 minutes, stir in the 2 tablespoons of caramel ice cream topping.

Before serving, drizzle caramel over the cake.

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