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How to Make Classic Cheesecake - Caramel Pecan on Top

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Learn step by step how to make a classic soft and delicious cheesecake with Caramel Pecan on top.
  Graham cracker 250 Gram (Cinnamon flavored)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 2 1⁄2 Pound (at room temperature)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Caramel topping:
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 12 Tablespoon
  Pecan 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. For the crust: Add the cinnamon graham crackers into the blender and grind and add into a bowl.
3. Add in the butter and mix. Add into a springfoam pan and press to the bottom of the pan.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Once done, turn down the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. For the filling: Add the cream cheese to a mixer and mix until creamy.
6. Then, add the sugar. Once the sugar is combined, remove from the mixer and add lemon zest and lemon juice.
7. Bring back to the mixer and add salt and mix until combined.
8. Add the eggs into the mix one at a time and mix until creamy and light.
9. At last, at the sour cream and mix one last time.
10. Pour the cream cheese filling onto the prepared crust. Cover the bottom of the pan with aluminium foil.
11. Place the vessel in a water bath and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes. Remove and let it cool for 20-30 minutes.
12. Once cooled, place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Only completely chilled, remove the springfoam top
12. For the caramel topping: In a pan, add the sugar and water and stir continuously. When it starts to bubble. When the mix turns dark gold, turn off the heat.
13. Add the heavy cream and stir constantly to let it melt. Pour into a container and let it cool completely.
14. Toast the pecans in a pan. Once done, chop them roughly.
15. Pour the caramel over the cheesecake and spread evenly. Let it drip on the sides for a nicer effect.
16. Add the pecans on the top.

17. Slice, plate and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Creme Cheese
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 741 Calories from Fat 466

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g82%

Saturated Fat 27.6 g138.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 215.7 mg71.9%

Sodium 555.1 mg23.1%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g19.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.3%

Sugars 46.3 g

Protein 10 g20.6%

Vitamin A 34.7% Vitamin C 4.2%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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