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TURTLE CHEESECAKE

Posted in : Cake, Cheesecake, Dessert on by : Master Chef

A cheesecake fashioned after turtle candies; it has an Oreo crust, a layer of caramel and pecans, a creamy cheesecake, then topped with a chocolate ganache and drizzled with more caramel sauce and sprinkled with additional pecans.

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:
24 Oreo cookies(finely crushed into crumbs)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter(melted)
Pinch of salt

FOR THE CARAMEL-PECAN LAYER:
1½ cupscaramel sauce(omit the salt for a sweeter version)
1 cupchopped pecans

FOR THE CHEESECAKE:
32 ounces cream cheese(at room temperature)
1¼ cupsgranulated sugar
4 eggs(at room temperature)
¾ cupheavy cream
1 tablespoonvanilla extract

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
¾ cupheavy cream
¼ cuplight corn syrup
8 ounces semi sweet chocolate(finely chopped)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

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