Sunday, March 2, 2008

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Megan is up this weekend and so this is the fabulous recipe we made yesterday in preparation for feeding the sister missionaries this evening. I know I got this recipe from February's Munch & Mingle, but I don't know who contributed it. So for those ladies that were there, whose recipe is this? I want to give her credit because it was a winner!

Funny side note. Megan and I went to see The Other Boleyn Girl last night and we were in the car on the way to the theater, barely around the corner from our house and my phone rings. It's Tony, and this is the exact conversation.

Me: Tony, what's up? Do you need me to come home?
Tony: No...I just wanted to call and tell you that I love you...and to have fun tonight...HUGE PAUSE...and while I've got you on the phone, is that dessert in the fridge for us?

Megan and I laughed all the way to the movie. At least he was sweet enough to ask first before eating it. We know another family member further up the family tree who would have eaten half the cheesecake before we got home from the movies!

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

1 (14 oz.) bag of caramels
1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk
graham cracker crust
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
pecan halves to garnish, if desired

Melt caramels in evaporated milk, stirring often. Pour over graham cracker crust; sprinkle with toasted pecans and set aside.

Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and chocolate, beating until blended. Spoon over pecan layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and run knife around edge of pan to release sides. Let cool at room temperature and then cover and chill for at least 8 hours. When ready to serve, arrange pecan halves around edge of cheesecake, if desired.


Yeah, and it's snowing outside. Again.

10 comments:

jennwa said...

That made me want to lick my screen. Yummy.

Cocoa said...

Mmmmmmmmm! I'm printing off the recipe for my 12 year old to make. It's her turn to cook this week and she makes a dessert a day. Today it's doughnuts. And I wonder why I can't lose the weight....

April said...

That looks delicious nutritious. So jealous you got to see Mugs. How was the movie? I just read about it and it sounded like it had good potential. Did you like it?

Kristi said...

Mmmmmm....chocolate and cheesecake- what a great combination!

Yeah, how did you like the movie? Had you already read the book?

Angela said...

Is that MOVIE now? I read the book years ago and really enjoyed it. I hate being so out of the loop. Oh... we made the other cheesecake recipes you posted last week and LOVED IT! Thanks!

Bonnie B. said...

Stupid snow. I'm closing my eyes, crossing my fingers, and wishing for fabulous weather for you, now!


BTW, I found that hairdo idea blog. It's:
http://itsmylife-jenn.blogspot.com/
I don't even know if you have a little girl who you need hairdo ideas for, but there ya go!

And, yummy! That cheese cake looks sooooo good!

Did you like the movie? I kinda want to see it.

Cheri said...

Yum!

Can't wait to see The Other Boleyn Girl, BTW.

Amber M. said...

Megs and I enjoyed the movie...but it was very depressing! My heart just broke for Mary Boleyn. We're reading the book for book group in March and I'm about a quarter of the way through and it is already so different than the movie (of course. Has anybody else seen it yet? What did YOU think??

Walkers said...

That looks delicious!! I am so excited to try it. Of course, I am all about the chocolate. Glad you had some time to spend with your sister!

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering. . . . .that family member "further up the family tree" who would have eaten half the cheesecake. . . might you be talking about me?

the mom :)