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Salted Caramel Cheesecake

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This is a luscious dessert recipe that is a combination of cheesecake and caramel dessert.
Ingredients
  Cream cheese 1⁄2 Pound (at room temperature - for cheesecake)
  Eggs 3 Large (at room temperature - for cheesecake)
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (for cheesecake)
  Light corn syrup 6 Tablespoon (for caramel)
  Sugar 10 Tablespoon (for caramel)
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon (for caramel)
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (for caramel)
  Fleur de sel 3⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKE THE CHEESECAKE: Preheat the oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until smooth. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, then beat in the sour cream. Pour the batter into six 5-ounce ramekins or custard cups.
Set the ramekins in a small pan and set the pan in the center of the oven. Add enough hot water to the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake the cheesecakes for 10 minutes, until set at the edges but still quite jiggly in the center. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecakes in for 1 hour. Transfer the ramekins to a rack and let cool completely.
MEANWHILE, MAKE THE CARAMEL: In a heavy medium saucepan, heat the corn syrup. Stir in the sugar and cook over moderately high heat, undisturbed, until a deep amber caramel forms, about 9 minutes. Off the heat, carefully stir in the butter with a long-handled wooden spoon. Stir in the cream in a thin stream. Transfer the caramel to a heatproof pitcher and let cool. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon of fleur de sel.
Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of the caramel over each cheesecake and swirl to coat the tops. If the caramel is too thick, warm it in a microwave oven at 10-second intervals. Refrigerate the cheesecakes until chilled, at least 3 hours. Sprinkle with fleur de sel just before serving.
MAKE AHEAD The cheesecakes can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Story
I had bookmarked this recipe ever since buying the October 2004 issue of Food & Wine Magazine. I finally decided to make it as part of my Magazine Mondays feature on my blog, Cream Puffs in Venice.
Subtitle: 
Salted Caramel Cheesecake

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