Butter Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

Butter Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate and pecans provide a simple addition to a homemade cheesecake - perfect for dessert.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

8:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Crust
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
Filling and Topping
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
4
eggs
1/2
teaspoon butter flavoring, if desired
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2
cup pecan halves
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, beat all crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Pat dough in bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake about 7 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in 1 cup brown sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs, butter flavoring and vanilla, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth. Pour into partially baked crust.
  3. Bake about 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool 15 minutes (center will sink slightly).
  4. Meanwhile, heat chocolate chips and whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Spread chocolate glaze on top of cheesecake.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and the pecan halves in 8-inch nonstick skillet over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is melted and pecans are toasted. Spread on waxed paper; cool 5 minutes. Arrange sugared pecans along edge of top of cheesecake. Cool 2 hours at room temperature. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen; remove side of pan. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 400
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.