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Pecan Pie Cheesecake
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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

A truly decadent dessert with a layer of pecan pie in a vanilla wafer crust, topped by a creamy cheesecake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 529kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 3/4 cups vanilla-wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Pecan filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cheesecake filling

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine vanilla-wafer crumbs and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Stir melted butter in with a spatula. Press into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9-inch Springform pan.
  • Bake for 6 minutes and let cool.
  • Combine all Pecan-Filling ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring continuously, until mixture thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes. Pour into prepared crust.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add brown sugar and flour and beat until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Use a rubber spatula to scrape doen the sides of the bowl to make sure everything mixes evenly.
  • Add cream and vanilla and beat just to combine. Pour mixture over pecan filling.
  • Place in oven and bake for 1 hour. Turn oven off but leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 1 more hour.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven and run a knife around the sides to make sure they are not sticking. Let cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with Dulce de Leche,

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal