Monday, June 14, 2010


Ok so I have never made a real cheesecake before. I have done something close but not a real baking one. We were having some of Jason's family over for Sunday dinner and He requested a cheesecake. Usually his brother is the gourmet cook and does fun amazing things for dessert but he didn't really want to make a cheesecake so I volunteered. I found a few recipes and then combined them to make my own. It was not that hard and turned out really really good. It had a brownie layer on the bottom, then a layer of caramel and pecans, then the cheesecake layer then caramel, pecans and toffee bits on top. Oh man it was good. I am going to have to write down the recipe so that I can make it again. In fact I am going to put it on here. So here you go!!!
Brownie turtle cheesecake
1 package brownie mix and the ingredients to make it
3 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup caramel ice cream topping
2 Tbsp flour
1 Heath bar smashed into small bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 10 inch springform pan. Prepare brownie mix as directed on box and spread evenly in pan. (if it looks like its going to be too thick leave some out) Bake 35 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in sweetened condensed milk. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. In small bowl mix 3/4 cup caramel with flour and add 1 cup pecans. Spread over brownie mix not getting too close to edge (it will stick to the pan). Pour cheese mixture into pan and spread evenly. Bake at 300 degrees for 50 minutes or until set. (it will still move a little in the middle but you don't want it like jello! If you over cook it, it will be dry.) Remove and cool at room temp for several hours. Chill in refrigerator. Remove sides of springform pan and garnish with remaining caramel, nuts and toffee bits.
Tip: to cut a cheesecake dip a knife in ice water between each slice.
you will want to make this a day a head or first thing in the morning the day you want to serve it. It does take time but is not difficult to do. I hope you enjoyed the recipe and maybe will try it some day! Good luck and happy cooking!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. That looks SO amazing!! You are incredible! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Y.U.M.!! You had me at sweetened condensed milk.

  3. Oh. My. GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I vote YOU for making the dessert next girl's night. That is to die for.

  4. Wow I am impressed. I am going to try this recipe, it looks yummy and so fancy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This was my first Cheesecake too. I have made this a couple different times. It was very easy and turned out fantastic each time. Everyone loved it. Always a HIT !!!!