Pecan Cheesecake

Pecan Cheesecake

10 Reviews 3 Pics
Eleanor Johnson
Recipe by  Eleanor Johnson

“A nice holiday cheesecake. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 10 inch cheesecake

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Directions

  1. Combine 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and melted butter or margarine. Press firmly into the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese and 1 1/4 cup white sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well. Add vanilla extract. Add 1/2 cup liqueur, and blend for 5 minutes. Pour the filling on top of the crust
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for approximately 1 hour. The cake should be golden brown, and will have risen to the top of the pan. Turn off the heat, and let cool in the oven for 2 1/2 hours. When cool, remove the rim of the springform pan.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon liqueur together. Spoon onto the top of the cooled cheesecake.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the finely ground pecans, finely ground graham cracker crumbs, 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the pecan topping on the cheesecake. Carefully press the pecan topping into the sides of the cheesecake. Garnish the top and sides with pecan halves.

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Reviews (10)

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Sally
25

Sally

This is relatively easy to prepare and is delicious! Very rich and better 24 hours after refrigeration.

JbE
22

JbE

This cake is excellent and really makes a wonderful end to any special meal. I could not find the pecan liqueur so I used frangelico (hazelnut) or a chocolate liqueur instead and it still tasted wonderful!

YELLIE73
17

YELLIE73

This was my first time making a cheesecake. I made this for Thanksgiving and was completely surprised at how easy it was for a beginner. It had great success as everyone loved it and was gone in two days.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 466 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 33.1 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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