Saturday, October 8, 2011

Caramel Pecan Cheescake

One of my favourite childhood treats was cheesecake!  We always had the classic cheesecake but growing up I discovered so many variations and delicious flavours which can be added!  In the next few posts I'll share some of mum's classics which graced the table of many a party in the 1980s and made big smiles on friends birthdays when they would drop in for treats from mama's kitchen!

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

  • 1 cup crushed plain wheatmeal biscuits
  • 90g ground pecan nuts
  • 60g sugar
  • 60g butter
  • 375g of cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cup dulce de leche
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 3/4 sour cream
  • Pecan halves

Combine crushed biscuits, ground pecans, sugar and butter in a bowl.  Press onto the bottom and 3.5cm up sides of a 20cm springform tin.

In a large bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in half the dulce de leche.  Add eggs and milk and beat until just mixed through.  Place this mixture into the crust lined tin.  Bake in a preheated oven at medium heat (180 degrees) for 40-45 minutes until the centre is set.  Cool in the tin for 15mins.

Beat together the sour cream and remaining dulce de leche.  Spoon over the cheesecake.  Loosen the side of the tin and cool for 30mins.  When completely cool, chill in the fridge.  Garnish with pecan halves to taste.

So delicious!!!

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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