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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted

Pecan Filling

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1⁄2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 1⁄2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cheesecake Filling

  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Pecan Topping

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1⁄2 cups toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1⁄3 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press evenly into 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes; set aside to cool.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Add 1/2 cup light brown sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to bubble and sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in dark corn syrup, 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans, eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Pour into prepared crust; set aside.

In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, 1 cup light brown sugar and flour until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Add 1 cup heavy cream and stir until well combined. Pour over pecan pie filling and place springform pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 60-70 minutes until cake jiggles slightly when moved or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn off oven and leave cake in for 1 hour, then remove from oven and let cool completely.

To Make the Pecan Topping:
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cook until bubbling, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups toasted pecans, 1/3 cup heavy cream and pinch of salt. Let cool to room temperature then spoon over.
cooled cheesecake. Slice to serve or store refrigerated.

About The Author

Christopher Hudgens

Christopher is an artist, designer, director, photographer & proponent of creative people. Currently working as the Operations Manager for Badatsports.com (based out of Chicago), Director of Marketing for multiple companies based out of St. Louis & Los Angeles area and currently an advocate for all things art & technology.

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