Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Just to make you salivate...

not much to say today so I thought I'd just leave you with a picture of one of my good friends. her name is turtle cheesecake and she never does me wrong (unless you count what she does to size of my buttocks). mike made this for my b-day a few weeks ago.  the section without pecans is the "dallon doesn't like nuts" section. be sure to hide the leftovers in the fridge really well because someone that doesn't like nuts made an exception to the whole "no nuts rule" and snuck the last piece that i was saving for myself. Here's the recipe and make sure and invite me over for a visit if you make it. :)

Crust:
2 c. graham crackers crumbs 6 tbsp. melted butter

Combine crumbs and melted butter, press onto bottom & sides of buttered 10 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Filling:
1 (14oz) bag light caramels 1 (5oz) can evaporated milk
1 c. chopped pecans, toasted 4 (8oz) pkgs. cream cheese softened
1 c. granulated sugar 4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla 1 c. milk chocolate chips, melted

In heavy 1 1/2 quart saucepan, melt caramels w/evaporated milk over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour caramel mixture over cooled crust and top with chopped toasted pecans.

Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing on medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add vanilla. Blend in melted chocolate. Pour mixture over pecans and caramel in crust, starting at outer edge.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 1 hour and 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges begin to crack. Remove from oven and let cool at room temp. for 30 to 40 min. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan and loosen cheesecake with spatula.

Chocolate Topping:
1/2 c. milk chocolate chips 1 tbsp. shortening
Pecan halves

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the top. Garnish with more pecan halves.
(We also melted extra caramels and drizzled that over the top (yummmm)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! My twin made that? I didn't know he had it in him :) I'm going to make this for sure

Your sis in law
Michelle

Susan said...

Are you kidding me? I got all hot and sweaty reading the recipe! Sounds/looks delish! (BTW- who has a spring form pan?)

Adrian & Randy said...

Looks yummy! (BTW-I have a spring form pan...have never, ever used it!)

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Good job Mike! Impressive! I'm so glad you started this blog! Yey!!

Ashley Baird said...

I am salivating, yet can't find my kitchen to make anything. Paper plates, corndogs and pizza is the best my family is going to get, but this looks worth trying.

snakeriverwalton said...

Can i borrow Mike for my birthday? That cheesecake looks so awesome. And yes, we have a round and a square springform pan (both never been used).