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BUTTERSCOTCH CARAMEL CHEESECAKE

BUTTERSCOTCH CARAMEL CHEESECAKE
Looking for a decadent dessert sure to get a standing ovation, this rich and creamy Butterscotch Caramel cheesecake will be the star! This winning recipe comes to us from Tracey Thomas of Kansas City, Missouri.
PREP TIME 40 MINUTES
COOKING TIME 1 HR 25 MINS
SKILL LEVEL CHALLENGING
MAKES 12 TO 16 SERVINGS
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INGREDIENTS
CRUST:
  • 1 3/4 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
FILLING:
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • Whipped topping
INSTRUCTIONS
PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with double layer of heavy-duty foil. 

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, butter, granulated sugar and nuts in medium bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up side of prepared pan. 

FOR FILLING:
REMOVE 2 tablespoons of morsels and set aside for garnish. Heat milk and remaining morsels in medium saucepan over low heat until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. 

BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar, flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until combined. Add butterscotch mixture; beat until smooth. Add eggs, beat just until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water half way up side of springform pan.

BAKE for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until 2 1/2-inch area around outside edge appears set when gently shaken. Carefully remove cheesecake from water. Pull foil away from pan and lift springform pan out of foil to wire rack. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cover; refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

TO SERVE: Remove side of pan. Spread caramel topping over top of cheesecake. Pipe outer edge of cheesecake with whipped topping. Garnish with reserved morsels, if desired.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
SERVING SIZE 1
CALORIES PER SERVING 750
CALORIES FROM FAT420

% DAILY VALUE *
Total Fat 47 g 72%  Saturated Fat 29 g 145%  Cholesterol 175 mg 59%  Sodium 450 mg 19%
Carbohydrates 69 g 23%  Dietary Fiber .5 g 3%
Vitamin A 25%  Vitamin C 0%  Calcium 20%  Iron 10%  Sugars 54 g  Protein 12 g
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.