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Pumpkin Cheesecake With Praline Sauce

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For crust
  Butter 1 Tablespoon, softened
  Finely chopped pecans 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Cream cheese 32 Ounce, softened (Four 8 Ounce Packages)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Eggs 5
  Flour 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Pumpkin pie spice 2 Teaspoon
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Canned cooked mashed pumpkin 16 Ounce (2 Cups)
For praline sauce
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Chopped pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Heat oven to 350°F.
Butter 9-inch springform pan using 1 tablespoon butter In medium bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups pecans, bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar Drizzle melted butter over pecan mixture; toss to combine.
Press into bottom and up sides of prepared pan; refrigerate.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy Gradually beat in 1 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup sugar until smooth.
Add 5 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
In small bowl, combine flour pumpkin pie spice, brandy and pumpkin; mix well.
Gradually add to cream cheese mixture; beat until smooth.
Pour into prepared crust Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until center is set.
Turn oven off; let cake stand in oven with door open at least 8 inches for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven; cool to room temperature on wire rack.
Remove sides of pan.
Refrigerate overnight.
In small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, water and 1/4 cup butter Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes.
Gradually blend small amount of hot syrup into beaten egg.
Return egg mixture to saucepan; cook over low heat 1 minute, stirring constandy.
Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup pecans and vanilla Serve sauce slightly warm over wedge of cheesecake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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