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Recipe For Southern Pecan Cheesecake

Recipe For Southern Pecan Cheesecake

Southern Pecan Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS:

CRUST:

  • 1- ½ c. quick oats
  • ½ c. finely chopped pecans
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. melted butter

FILLING:

  • 5 PKGS. (8oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-2/3 c. light brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. chopped pecans, divided whipped cream, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1. To make crust, place oats in food processor or blender; process to consistency of flour. Combine oats with remaining crust ingredients; press into bottom of 10 in. springform pan. Chill.

2. To make filling, beat cream cheese with mixer until fluffy; slowly add brown sugar and mix well.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Stir in vanilla and half of nuts. Mix and pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour; turn oven off but leave cake in oven for 30 minutes more.

4. To reduce chance of cracks on top surface, run a knife edge of cheesecake as soon as you remove it from the oven. Let cool to room temperature; chill 8 hours. Remove sides of pan. Press additional chopped pecans around sides and pipe top with whipped cream.

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