Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Why choose between 2 tasty desserts when you could combine them in to one amazing concoction? Pecan Pie Cheesecake takes your classic cheesecake and adds a layer of sweet, nutty pecan pie filling on top.

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Why choose between 2 tasty desserts when you could combine them in to one amazing concoction? Pecan Pie Cheesecake takes your classic cheesecake and adds a layer of sweet, nutty pecan pie filling on top.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups graham crackers or pecan shortbread cookies, crushed into fine crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make the crust, crush graham crackers (or shortbread cookies) either in the food processor or in a gallon-size ziplock bag with a rolling pin until very fine. Add cinnamon and sugar to cookie crumbs and pulse a few times to combine (or mix). Add melted butter and pulse/mix until fully moistened. Press cookie crumbs into a spring-form pan evenly along the bottom and a bit up the sides as well, if you like.Bake at 350 degree F for 10 minutes to help set the crust.Make the cheesecake layer by beating the cream cheese, sugar ,vanilla, heavy cream and salt until smooth. Add the egg and stir by hand, and be extremely careful not to over-mix. Just mix until incorporated.Pour cheesecake layer over graham cracker crust and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.To make the pecan pie layer, combine flour, brown sugar, white sugar and salt. Add the cream, eggs, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Finally, add the melted butter and pecans and stir until incorporated.Add the pecan pie layer on top of the baked cheesecake layer and continue baking for 30-35 minutes or until all but the very center (the size of a quarter) of the pecan pie layer is completely set. The very center can be slightly jiggly.Allow to cool completely (about an hour) and then refrigerate as long a possible before serving (ideally overnight)
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 servings

Some additional notes: I like to line my springform pan with parchment paper. A larger springform pan may reduce baking time and your cheesecake will be thinner. A smaller springform pan may increase baking time and your cheesecake will be thicker. My pan was 9"

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