Decadent Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe: A Perfect Blend of Crunchy and Creamy!


Crust Delights:

1 sleeve graham crackers, finely ground

5 tbsp melted butter

¼ cup packed brown sugar

A dash of salt

Cheesecake Magic:

3 (8 oz.) blocks of cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

3 large eggs

¼ cup sour cream

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla essence

A dash of salt

Topping Temptations:

4 tbsp butter

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup heavy cream

1 ¾ cup pecans (whole or chopped)

A dash of salt

Let's Get Baking:

Crust Foundation: In a bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt. Mold this mixture onto a greased springform pan's base. Pop it in the fridge while you prep the cheesecake mix.

Cheesecake Creation: Crank up your oven to 325°F (163°C). Whisk together the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Introduce eggs one by one, blending well after each. Add sour cream, flour, vanilla, and salt to this creamy mix. Pour over your chilled crust.

Baking Brilliance: Place in the oven and bake for roughly an hour. You'll know it's ready when the center sets and there's a golden hue on top. Let it cool with the oven door slightly open, then refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours (overnight for optimal deliciousness).

Tantalizing Topping: On medium heat, melt butter in a pan. Swirl in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour in the heavy cream, letting it simmer and thicken a tad. Add pecans, ensuring they're drenched in the luscious sauce. Drizzle this topping over your cheesecake.

Now, you're all set! Enjoy your creamy, crunchy slice of heaven! 🍰