PECAN PIE CHEESECAKE RECIPE

If you love Pecan Pie, you'll love this Cheesecake! This cake has vanilla wafers crust, pecan pie filling, creamy cheesecake layer and buttery, caramel-pecan topping.

PECAN PIE CHEESECAKE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
CRUST:
  1. 1 3/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted

PECAN FILLING:
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 2/3 cup dark corn syrup
  3. 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  4. 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  5. 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. 24 oz cream cheese softened
  2. 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  3. 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
TOPPING:
  1. 3 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  5. 1 cup toasted pecan chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
CRUST:
  • Line the bottom of 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine vanilla wafer crumbs and brown sugar, stir in melted butter, then press the mixture evenly into bottom and halfway up the side of 9 inch springform pan. Set in the fridge to firm the crust while making the filling.
PECAN FILLING:
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, eggs, pecans and vanilla and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Pour into prepared crust and set aside.
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Beat the cream cheese until creamy, then add brown sugar and flour and beat until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Do not overbeat it!!! Stir in heavy cream and vanilla, then pour cheesecake mixture over pecan filling.
TOPPING:
  • In a small saucepan combine butter and brown sugar. Cook for 3-5 min or until very bubbly, then stir in cinnamon, heavy whipping cream and chopped pecans. Cool to room temperature.
  • Release the sides of springform pan and spoon the topping over cooled cheesecake.