Recipe Name: Praline Cheesecake

Prep Time and Total Time: 30 min

Ingredient List and Recipe Steps:

Ingredients
2-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
1  cup butter, melted
2/3  cup finely chopped pecans
2  tablespoons powdered sugar
3  8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
4  eggs
1  14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2/3  cup granulated sugar
2  teaspoons vanilla
1  cup packed brown sugar
1  cup whipping cream
1  cup chopped pecans
1-1/2  teaspoon vanilla

Directions

For crust, in a large bowl combine flour, melted butter, the 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans and the powdered sugar. mix well. Press mixture into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is set and light golden brown around the edges.

Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, granulated sugar, and the 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour filling over baked crust. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

For topping, in a medium saucepan combine brown sugar and whipping cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the 1 cup chopped pecans and the 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.

Pour topping over cheesecake. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours before serving. Cut into squares. 

Servings: 24 squares