Caramel praline cheesecake
by Mark Jones
7 whole graham crackers
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
6 tablespoons butter, melted
4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
- Place a greased 10-in. springform pan on a double thickness heavy duty foil (about 18. in square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
- In a food processor or blender, combine graham crackers and pecans; cover and process until fine and crumbly. Stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Chill for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in flour. Add eggs, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in sour cream, milk and vanilla. Pour into crust.
- Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake at 325'F for 75-80 minutes or until center appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Chill.
- For caramel topping, gently stir sugar and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 15 minutes. Without stirring, cook until golden brown.
- Reduce heat to low; gradually add cream (melted sugar will harden). Cook and stir until sugar is completely melted. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 225'F. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
- Spread topping evenly over cheesecake (do not scrape sides of pan). Garnish with pecan halves. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.
- Saya guna springform pan saiz 9 inci. Jadinya, karamelnya banyak sampai meliputi hampir keseluruhan keliling kek :).
- Suhu karamel tu saya main agak-agak je sebab tak ada candy thermometer (haruskah beli satu? :p).
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