Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
This cheesecake is definitely a fall dessert, even though it would be delicious any time of the year. The creamy texture and praline topping go so well with the light pumpkin flavor.
- 20 digestive biscuits or graham crackers
- 6 Tbsp butter - melted
- 4 8 ounce packs cream cheese softened,
- 1 ½ cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ tsp salt
- 5 large eggs
- 1 16 ounce can solid pack pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
- 8 ounce chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp bourbon or vanilla
- 3 Tbsp dulce de leche or caramel
place digestives or graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and process into a fine meal. Place in a mixing bowl
Add melted butter and mix together to make the crust
Press mixture onto bottom and up the side of a 9-inch springform pan one inch to two inches. (2.5 - 5 cm)
Bake in 350 degree (177 C) oven for about 15 minutes, until firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
In your stand mixer add cream cheese and beat just until smooth
Slowly add in the brown sugar, scrape down the sides of bowl
Add in flour, cinnamon, allspice, salt, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin, mix for 2 -3 minutes until well blended and smooth.
Pour cheesecake mixture into prepared crust and place in 350 degree (177 C) preheated oven for one hour.
After the hour, turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven for one additional hour
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on wire rack
Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours (overnight is better)
After the cheesecake has completely chilled begin praline topping
in a saute pan or sauce pan add brown sugar, and corn syrup, heat unticorn syrup is well blended into the sugar
Add in pecans and let the mixture brown slightly
Add in dulce de leche or caramel and continue to simmer until thickened
Pour mixture onto top of cheesecake spreading evenly and return to the refrigerator to allow praline to cool and harden.
Serve with fresh whipped cream and enjoy!
Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.6mg