Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

A simple cheesecake with a spiced crust and a caramel pecan topping.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, ground pecans, sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice and nutmeg. Pour in the melted butter. Mix well and press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

2 In a large bowl, Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Pour filling into crust.

3 Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes, or until filling is set. Allow to cool.

4 In a small bowl, combine caramel topping and chopped pecans. Spread evenly over cooled cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

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